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Mock draft tracker 14.0: The favorite remains the favorite

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JACKSONVILLE, FLA – The favorite's role remains unchanged.

But while Aidan Hutchinson remains the most popular choice for the No. 1 overall selection by the Jaguars in the 2022 NFL Draft, that's hardly a unanimous feeling these days.

Hutchinson, an edge defender from the University of Michigan, was projected to the Jaguars No. 1 by 14 of 22 analysts in this week's jaguars.com mock draft tracker 14.0. The 2022 NFL Draft will be held April 28-30, with analysts also projecting four other players to the Jaguars No. 1.

"I understand the hype surrounding Travon Walker, but Aidan Hutchinson is still the best EDGE — from Day 1 — in the class. His ceiling may be lower, but Jacksonville needs a steady playmaker, not a boom-or-bust prospect," James Fragoza of Pro Football Network wrote.

"It's not quite as obvious this year as it was last year, but the No. 1 pick sure seems like it's going to be the star edge rusher from Michigan," Jared Dubin of CBS wrote.

Sam Monson of Pro Football Network also wrote of a Hutchinson-Walker decision.

"There is an ever-increasing buzz around Travon Walker as the No. 1 overall pick, but I just can't see a good justification to put him above Hutchinson," Monson wrote, with Rhett Lewis of the NFL Network writing of Hutchinson: "This is a player who's going to provide the Jags with an immediate impact on the field while simultaneously boosting the club's culture."

Four analysts in this week's tracker projected Walker No. 1 overall.

"In a draft without a clear-cut top dog, this Dawg offers outstanding measurables and explosiveness, with high-end upside to cultivate," Lance Zierlein of NFL Media wrote.

Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports wrote that "Walker going No. 1 is not out of the question. At all."

"Check his combined performance. Big-time athletes go early in the draft. Very early," Trapasso wrote, with Nate Davis of USA Today writing of Walker: "His ability to defend the run would be especially alluring in a division featuring Titans RB Derrick Henry and Colts RB Jonathan Taylor."

Two analysts projected Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal to the Jaguars No. 1 overall, with one projecting Oregon edge defender Kayvon Thibodeaux there and another projecting North Carolina State offensive tackle Ikem Ekwonu as the election.

"Further protecting [Jaguars quarterback] Trevor Lawrence with an elite offensive tackle prospect is enticing, but so is grabbing the best edge rusher in this class," Kyle Stackpole of Stackpole wrote, with Joe Broback of Pro Football Network writing: "It's hard for the Jaguars to justify a pick that doesn't include someone protecting Trevor Lawrence, so it comes down to whether they take Evan Neal or NC State's Ikem Ekwonu."

Here's the 14*th* jaguars.com 2022 mock draft tracker:

Mocker, Affiliation (Date): Player, position, school

  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (4/18): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Sam Monson, Pro Football Network (4/18): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Jared Dubin, CBS Sports (4/17): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network (4/17): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Tyler Sullivan, CBS Sports (4/16): Evan Neal, OL, Alabama
  • Dalton Miller (4/16), Pro Football Network (4/16): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Kyle Stackpole, CBS Sports (4/15): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • James Fragoza, Pro Football Network (4/15): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Adam Rank, NFL.com (4/14): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (4/14): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (4/14): Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
  • Cam Mellor, Pro Football Network (4/14): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Nate Davis, USA Today (4/14): Travon Walker, DL, Georgia (Trade to No. 2)
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (4/13): Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
  • Jason McIntyre, Fox Sports (4/13): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Joe Broback, Pro Football Network (4/13): Evan Neal, OL, Alabama
  • Will Brinson, CBS Sports (4/12): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Bryan Fischer, Athlon Sports (4/12): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Lance Zierlein, NFL Media (4/12): Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
  • Brad Spielberger, Pro Football Focus (4/12): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Rhett Lewis, NFL Network (4/11): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News (4/11): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (4/11): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Keith Sanchez, The Draft Network (4/10): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Jeff Kerr, CBS Sports (4/9): Evan Neal, OL, Alabama
  • Ian Cummings, Pro Football Network (4/9): Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
  • Chad Reuter, NFL.com (4/8): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports (4/8): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (4/8): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Cam Mellor, Pro Football Network (4/8): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (4/7): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Kevin Hanson, Monday Morning Quarterback (4/7): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Peter Schrager (4/7), Good Morning Football: Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (4/6): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Aaron Wilson, Pro Football Network (4/6): Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
  • Sam Monson, Pro Football Focus fan consensus (4/6): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Pete Prisco, CBS Sports (4/6): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (4/5): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Charles Davis, NFL Media (4/5): Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
  • Doug Farrar, USA Today Touchdown Wire (4/4): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Peter King, NBC Sports (4/4): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Adam Beasley, Pro Football Network (4/4): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News (4/4): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (4/4): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Anthony Treash, Pro Football Focus (4/4): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Joe Marino, The Draft Network (4/3): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Daniel Kelly, SI.com (4/3): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Doug Farrar, USA Today Touchdown Wire (4/2): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Oliver Hodgkinson, Pro Football Network (4/2): Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
  • Kyle Stackpole, CBS Sports (4/1): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Kevin Hanson, Monday Morning Quarterback (4/1): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Eric Edholm, Yahoo Sports (3/31): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (3/31): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (3/31): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Cynthia Frelund, NFL Network (3/31): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (3/30): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Dalton Miller, Pro Football Network (3/30): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Mike Tannenbaum, ESPN (3/30): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Will Brinson, CBS Sports (3/29): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Bryan Fischer, Athlon Sports (3/29): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Bucky Brooks, NFL Media (3/29): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • James Fragoza, Pro Football Network (3/29): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (3/28): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (3/28): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Austin Gayle, Pro Football Focus (3/27): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Brently Weismann, The Draft Network (3/27): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports (3/27): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Cam Mellor, Pro Football Network (3/26): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Thor Nystrom, NBC Sports (3/26): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Chad Reuter, NFL.com (3/25): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (3/24): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Ian Cummings, Pro Football Network (3/24): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Doug Farrar, USA Today Touchdown Wire (3/24): Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  • Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com (3/24): Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (3/23): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (3/23): Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame-Trade to No. 8 (Atlanta)
  • Pete Prisco, CBS Sports (3/22): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media (3/22): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Derrik Klassen, Football Outsiders (3/22): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Nate Davis, USA Today (3/22): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (3/21): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Mark Schofield, USA Today Touchdown Wire (3/20): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Vinny Iyer, Sporting News (3/20): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Nate Davis, USA Today (3/19): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Joe Broback, Pro Football Network (3/19): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Kyle Stackpole, CBS Sports (3/18): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (3/18): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (3/17): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Oliver Hodgkinson, Pro Football Network (3/17): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (3/17): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (3/16): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Trevor Sikkema, Pro Football Focus (3/14): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (3/14): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Keith Sanchez, The Draft Network (3/13): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Tom Fornelli. CBS Sports (3/11): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Kevin Hanson, Monday Morning Quarterback (3/11): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Vinny Iyer, Sporting News (3/11): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Cam Mellor, Pro Football Network (3/10): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Jason McIntyre, Fox Sports (3/10): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (3/9): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (3/10): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Nate Davis, USA Today (3/9): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network (3/9): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Cody Benjamin, CBS Sports (3/8): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Bryan Fischer, Athlon Sports (3/8): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (3/8): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Lance Zierlein, NFL Media (3/8): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Ian Cummings, Pro Football Network (3/7): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (3/7): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Doug Farrar, USA Today Touchdown Wire (3/6): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Kyle Stackpole, CBS Sports (3/6): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (3/5): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (3/2): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Dalton Miller, Pro Football Network (3/2): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN (3/1): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Bucky Brooks, NFL Media (3/1): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (3/1): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Doug Farrar, USA Today Touchdown Wire (3/1): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Drae Harris, The Draft Network (2/28): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus (2/28): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (2/28): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Oliver Hodgkinson, Pro Football Network (2/26): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports (2/26): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (2/25): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Damian Parson, The Draft Network (2/23): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (2/23): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media (2/22): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Cam Mellor, Pro Football Network (2/22): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (2/21): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Austin Gayle, Pro Football Focus (2/21): Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  • Kyle Stackpole, CBS Sports (2/18): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (2/18): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Eric Edholm, Yahoo Sports (2/17): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (2/17): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Kevin Hanson, Monday Morning Quarterback (2/17): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (2/16): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Danny Kelly, The Ringer (2/15): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Rob Rang, Fox Sports (2/15): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Nate Davis, USA Today (2/15): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Chad Reuter, NFL.com (2/14): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Matt Miller, The Draft Scout (2/14): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (2/14): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Brentley Weisman, The Draft Network (2/13): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports (2/13): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Cam Mellor, Pro Football Network (2/12): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Cynthia Frelund, NFL Network (2/11): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (2/11): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Lance Zierlein, NFL Media (2/8): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Seth Galina, Pro Football Focus (2/7): Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (2/7): Ikem Ekonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Joe Marino, The Draft Network (2/6): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Kyle Stackpole, CBS Sports (2/5): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (2/4): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (2/2): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Keith Sanchez, The Draft Network (1/31): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  • Sam Monson, Pro Football Focus (1/31): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (1/31): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (1/29): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (1/29): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (1/27): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Bucky Brooks, NFL Media (1/25): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (1/24): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Bryan Perez, The Draft Network (1/24): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Trevor Sikkema, Pro Football Focus (1/24): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media Analyst (1/21): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network (1/20): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (1/20): Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (1/20): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN (1/19): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (1/17): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Austin Gayle, Pro Football Focus (1/17): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Kyle Stackpole, CBS Sports (1/14): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News (1/14): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (1/13): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (1/13): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (1/13): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  • Bryan Fischer, Athlon Sports (1/13): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Jason McIntyre, FOX Sports (1/12): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (1/12): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  • Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (1/10): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Anthony Treash, Pro Football Focus (1/3): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  • Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (1/1): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon

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