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There's A New Betting Favorite To Go No. 1 Overall

Travon Walker

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 31: Travon Walker #44 of the Georgia Bulldogs warms up before the game against the Michigan Wolverines in the Capital One Orange Bowl for the College Football Playoff semifinal game at Hard Rock Stadium on December 31, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

It's NFL Draft Week and in a surprise turn of events, there's a new favorite to go No. 1 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As of this morning, Georgia pass rusher Travon Walker is the new betting favorite on PointsBet to go No. 1 overall. His odds have climbed all the way up to -155, supplanting Michigan pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson for the top odds.

Hutchinson is now +150 to go No. 1 overall on PointsBet, per ProFootballTalk. He is followed by NC State's Ikem Ekwonu (+600), Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux (+1800) and Alabama's Evan Neal (+1800).

On the DraftKings and FanDuel sportsbooks, Walker has similarly replaced Hutchinson for the top odds to go No. 1 overall. Suffice it to say, Walker's stock is rising rapidly with three days until Draft Day.

Travon Walker didn't exactly light up the stat sheet in his one year as a starter for the Bulldogs. He had 33 tackles, 6.0 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and two passes defended in 13 games.

But he absolutely destroyed the NFL Scouting Combine in February. The 6-foot-5, 272-pound defensive end ran a blazing 4.51 40-yard dash - significantly faster than Hutchinson despite being 10 pounds heavier.

Maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars, holders of that coveted No. 1 pick, like Walker's potential more than Hutchinson's. All options are on the table for them after two straight years with the worst record in the NFL.

We'll find out for sure on Draft Day this Thursday.