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NFL Draft 2019: Redskins met with Maryland safety Darnell Savage today

The Redskins continue to meet with draft prospects

NCAA Football: Maryland at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The draft is two days away and the Redskins are still meeting with prospects. Today's reported visit comes from a player that many Redskins fans are familiar with and would like to see in Burgundy and Gold this season.

Maryland Terrapins safety Darnell Savage, Jr. has been rising up many people's draft boards. Savage(5'10 3/4", 198 lbs) ran a 4.36 40 yard dash at the Combine, and has been on the rise ever since. He is even being mentioned as a potential 1st round pick. Draft Profile:


Twitchy, urgent athlete

Movement in space is fluid and natural

Quick pedal to gain depth from high-safety spot

Makeup speed to chase down the throw

Thrives in off-man coverage from slot

Above-average coverage IQ

Responsive to pattern clues laid out by QB and WR

Smooth hips with sharp burst to smother underneath routes at the break

Plus burst to close

Shows lurker qualities to read and jump throws by unaware quarterbacks

Of his 7 interceptions over the last two years, two have gone for touchdowns

Takes laser-focused paths to avoid traffic in run support

Explosive downhill trigger to run the alley or fit up into gaps

Always looking for work, and motor won’t allow him to coast

Good radar to seek and tackle on the move


Slightly undersized for an NFL safety

Built more like a running back than safety

Looks tiny when forced to match against college tight ends

Could struggle to elevate and challenge high-points against NFL size

Just average discipline in positioning between multiple downfield targets

Needs to build downhill momentum as tackler

Becomes grab-and-drag tackler when feet are stationary

Size could preclude success as open-field finisher