Jaguars HC Doug Pederson discusses the decision to draft Travon Walker over Aidan Hutchinson

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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson joined The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday where he talked about replacing Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence. Of course, one of the first questions he was asked was about the decision to select Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker instead of Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson.

Pederson said both guys were at the top of the Jaguars’ board and that they would be great leaders and locker room additions but added that it came down to Walker’s potential and upside.

“I mean as coaches we’re privy to a lot of film, a lot of conversations that a lot of people don’t get right, and a lot of information,” he said. “Part of our job is to gain that information, and we just felt at the time that and even sitting here today that the best for our organization was Travon Walker.

“That’s nothing against Aidan. I mean because I think he’s a great player, and he’s going to have a great career in this league.”

Pederson said Jacksonville also liked how versatile Walker was.

For better or for worse, the Jaguars are stuck with Walker and hope that he’ll live up to his lofty ceiling with the franchise.

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