• The Jaguars' front office is split about who they should select no. 1 overall, according to a report
  • Georgia's Travon Walker jumped ahead of Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson in odds for the top pick
  • Their selection might not be solidified until draft night

With the NFL draft only being a few days away, the Jacksonville Jaguars have to decide who to select with the no. 1 overall pick. and it now seems like the owner and general manager are at odds about it.

While the Jaguars are expected to take one of the two top pass rushers, Aidan Hutchinson and Travon Walker, the problem the team is now facing is which of the two to choose, Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network reported, citing unnamed sources.

Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke wants Walker, but team owner Shad Khan prefers Hutchinson, sources told the journalist. International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

University of Michigan product Hutchinson has long been the consensus no. 1 pick in most NFL big boards, but Walker from Georgia has recently emerged after having a strong showing in the combine.

Oddsmakers saw Walker’s odds drastically increase during this period, and he is now the most favored player to be selected first overall. On the other hand, Hutchinson drastically fell on their books.

GM Baalke has a long history of making surprising moves with his draft picks, with results varying from successful to disappointing.

He and team owner Khan butting heads over whether to select Walker or Hutchinson is a major problem for the Jaguars as the draft is exceptionally deep but without any true standouts.

The fate of both Walker and Hutchinson in the NFL could come down to which teams will give them an opportunity to shine and help them develop their skills.

Success has eluded the Jaguars for four seasons since falling to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship round back in the playoffs of the 2017 season.

One advantage Hutchinson may have is that he was coached by renowned defensive-minded coach Jim Harbaugh during his time with Michigan.

With the Jaguars being 50-50 on who they will take with their first overall pick, Jaguars fans may need to wait until the draft to find a definitive answer.

Travon Walker
Travon Walker #DL48 of the Georgia Bulldogs speaks to reporters during the NFL Draft Combine at the Indiana Convention Center on March 4, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michael Hickey/Getty Images