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Report: NFL Owner, GM Disagreeing On Draft Pick

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan with Mark Brunell.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 15: Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell (L) speaks with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan prior to being inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 15, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

With no universally agreed upon top prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft, it should be no surprise that one team is having internal disagreement on who to take in the first round.

According to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke and owner Shad Khan prefer two different prospects. Per the report, Baalke wants Georgia pass rusher Travon Walker while Khan wants Michigan pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson.

As of this morning, Walker has the top odds to go No. 1 overall with the pick. That might suggest that Baalke's camp is either winning out or going to win out when all is said and done.

It's a pretty big turnaround from what had seemed to be a lock for Hutchinson to go to Jacksonville. He was widely considered the consensus top pick until only a couple of weeks ago.

Travon Walker has one year as a starter at Georgia under his belt but didn't even earn All-SEC honors despite his big role in their national title win this year. He did, however, crush the NFL Scouting Combine, posting a 4.51 40-yard dash. Not bad for a 6-foot-5 defensive end weighing over 270 pounds.

What Walker lacks in stats and honors, Aidan Hutchinson has in abundance. Hutchinson was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2021 after recording 14.0 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss, 62 tackles and two forced fumbles.

The Jaguars have limitless options with their No. 1 overall pick but appear to be stuck between two superb prospects.

Who do you think the Jaguars will ultimately take?