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Ron Rivera/Martin Mayhew Presser: Jamin Davis was the top-rated defensive player on our board

Rivera and Mayhew talk about the 1st round of the draft

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Head Coach Ron Rivera and General Manager Martin Mayhew spoke to the media after the first round of the 2021 NFL ended. The Washington Football Team selected Kentucky LB Jamin Davis with the 19th overall pick. Davis was their top-rated player left on the board, and he is happy to have him. He offers flexibility, and can play all the LB roles. Rivera said Davis has plenty of room for improvement, and he will get the coaching here to reach his potential.

Washington wasn’t going to trade up for a QB, and let the draft come to them. Martin Mayhew plans to build this team through the draft. Rivera said “We just felt looking at where we are now, with what we’re doing, to be patient. We felt strongly about it. This isn’t just a piece. We have a chance to put pieces together.”

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