‘Extraordinarily athletic’ Travon Walker churns freshman potential into efficiency – DawgNation
AUBURN, Ala. — Travon Walker came to Georgia to do the type of things he did on Saturday against Auburn. It was not to try to give his coach an ACL tear. It was to be a drive killer. A lights-out closer from the defensive line spot, if you will. To slam doors shut. The…

AUBURN, Ala. — Travon Walker came to Georgia to manufacture the sort of issues he did on Saturday in opposition to Auburn.

It develop into once no longer to are attempting to give his coach an ACL trudge. It develop into once to be a drive killer. A lights-out nearer from the defensive position situation, whenever you will.

To slam doors shut.

The aptitude develop into once there for Walker to slam them the style he did basketballs as an all-narrate diploma energy forward and post player at Upson-Lee High School for a relief-to-relief narrate championship team.

Or constantly dig deep for his most tantalizing care for the style he passe to throw the shot achieve at a narrate championship diploma in music.

When an athlete can manufacture those issues and peaceful listing those as his most tantalizing sports, then a contending nationwide championship program is on to something. (The 6-foot-5, 290-pound freshman furthermore played some “Wildcat” quarterback his senior year of highschool, too.)

Auburn has two extremely impressive future longtime NFL senior starters throughout its front in Derrick Brown and Marlon Davidson. That stated, the idea right here is Walker is on that same dual carriageway.

Not lower than.

Walker develop into once among the 5 prospects with that elite 5-giant name ranking that signed with Georgia in its 2019 class. When he did, the upside develop into once so expansive Walker develop into once this correspondent’s protect (the well-respected 247Sports scouting professional Barton Simmons furthermore stated the same) to safe essentially the most likely tools to in the kill pause up a top 5 or even a No. 1 general NFL draft protect at some point soon.

He’s no longer the prototype for the gap he already plays in the rugged SEC. If he retains working and progressing care for his humble roots (son of a Marine) has wired him to manufacture, he’ll in the kill pause up north of that “prototype” heed.

The head-shaking part is he peaceful has as a minimal two more seasons in Athens to drag.

“He’s special, man,” junior All-SEC safety candidate Richard LeCounte III stated. “We’ll be ready to search it. I’m capable of’t wait to search how he does issues in these years coming up.”

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Travon Walker now has 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses and 1.5 to this level by arrangement of the year. He’s furthermore bounced relief from a hand/wrist wound which compelled him to hotfoot over two video games after having surgical treatment on a broken wrist. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Travon Walker: That colossal play he made in opposition to Auburn

Before all the pieces, let’s rewind that play Walker made that broke Auburn’s relief on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium that every one of DawgNation is talking about.

Travon Walker (@D1Figure_) with the SAAAAAACCCCCKKKKKK!!!!!!

GEORGIA WINS!!!!!!!!!#GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/jDPFswHWeA

— Hiro Katsuki (@KatsukiFB) November 17, 2019

It might per chance be stretched technically into calling that dart right here a stunt. But it is better identified as a loop. Most doubtless a loop that handiest an athlete care for Walker at DT can constantly pull off.

It develop into once all over again current to search ILBs achieve that, nonetheless Walker has shown he can manufacture it. DawgNation’s Connor Riley pointed out that every of Walker’s sacks safe advance this year on a loop care for that one in opposition to Auburn.

It is an NFL strategy that teams care for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL spend when they peaceful desire to press the pocket and flush the passer whereas peaceful correct bringing a four-man dart.

Bo Nix develop into once removing the ball instant all evening in opposition to Georgia in Jordan-Hare Stadium. He had been rated as the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat QB prospect a year ago, too.

The defensive coordinator can dial up a call care for Dan Lanning to compile Walker in space to slam the door in opposition to Auburn and Nix. But it peaceful takes a obvious athlete to line him up and decide a correct athlete at QB down care for Walker did last evening.

“That guy [Travon Walker] is a beast, man,” LeCounte III stated. “So to let him dart and we abet it up on the relief pause that felt correct. Travon is a mountainous player.”

Travon Walker: What Kirby Dapper had to claim about No. forty four

Brown develop into once the 5-giant name in-narrate defensive sort out that Kirby Dapper and his correct-employed workers at Georgia ignored out on in the category of 2016.

Travon Walker develop into once the 5-giant name in-narrate DT that Dapper and line coach Trey Scott failed to hotfoot over on. That key quit wasn’t the first play he’s made this year either. He now has 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses and 1.5 sacks in 2019.

When a 290-pound freshman can manufacture all those issues and flash ample athleticism to be on the kickoff return team, well…..that’s truly something.

It says so a lot about Walker.

“It says what I contend with pronouncing to our guys,” Dapper stated. “We’ve bought to search out more ways to play the fellow.”

But that wasn’t it. Dapper stumbled on a technique to manufacture more alongside with his analysis of Walker as a marvelous freshman.

“I mean he shall be one of our better general football avid gamers and he’s playing on zero.33 down,” Dapper stated. “He plays quite moderately nonetheless we safe now bought to search out [more] ways to use the youngster. He’s talented and we’ve bought to manufacture the next job as coaches to search out more ways and more avenues for him to aid us on story of he’s extraordinarily athletic.”

After which there’s the pause. Walker toppled Nix. Then he dropped his coach onto the turf at Jordan-Hare, too.

Bulldogs Head Coach Kirby Dapper so infected his team beat Auburn to take their third straight SEC East title he takes a tumble. #UGAvsAUB #CommitToTheG pic.twitter.com/2i3U5gvu3N

— Alison Mastrangelo (@AlisonWSB) November 17, 2019

First, the sport sealing sack by Travon Walker and the chest bump with Kirby Dapper that followed: pic.twitter.com/7Avm9774vQ

— Jed Would possibly per chance (@JedMay_) November 17, 2019

The Georgia coach develop into once requested if he regretted that resolution in a while.

“Hell no,” he stated. “I’d chest bump Travon all day. I idea I could per chance lose an ACL, nonetheless I develop into once dedicated to it.”

Sounds care for Dapper will decide a sort of every week in those instances

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