Ahead of their first preseason game, the Washington Football Team officially released their preseason depth chart on Monday, and linebacker Jamin Davis was revealed as a starting middle linebacker.
The former Kentucky linebacker was the No. 19 overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, and Washington signed the player to a 4-year, $13.8 million contracts with a $7.4 million signing bonus, cited by au online casino.
Having worn the No. 44 at Kentucky Wildcats, Davis will be putting on the No. 52 jersey in Washington and many can't wait to see the star in action.
Davis, who is now a rookie starter, had a breakthrough season in 2020 during his time with the Kentucky Wildcats as he finished with 102 tackles, which ranked eighth nationally and third in the SEC.
He also posted seven double-digit tackle games, which includes a career-high 15 vs. Vanderbilt, and awarded him the SEC Player of the Week. He became the first Wildcat player to claim five straight double-digit tackle games since Danny Trevathan (9) in 2010.
In the Kentucky Wildcats' 23-21 victory over NC State in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, the 22-year-old linebacker registered 13 tackles and one interception. Davis set up Chris Rodriguez' 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, which was vital in the late-minute of the game.
After announcing that he will be forgoing his senior season at the UK, he was made the Honorable Mention All-America and Second Team All-SEC by Phil Steele. The player was the only linebacker to register 100 or more tackles and at least three interceptions in college football last campaign.
He assured his position as a first-round pick with his performance with the Kentucky Wildcats' Pro Day on March 31, as he was able to post a 42-inch vertical that was ranked second among players at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. The 22-year-old's 11-foot jump would have taken the 11th position at the 2020 combine, while his 4.49 40-yard dash would have ranked third among linebackers.
Coming from the state of Georgia, he ranked No. 915 overall and he was the No. 60 outside linebacker for the 2017 class, according to 247Sports. Many considered Davis as an average three-star prospect and four years later, plus he was the first-round pick, and machine a sous en ligne is closely watching his progress.
Davis ranked the lowest of all 32 first-round picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to 247Sports Composite rating (.8472) of any Power 5 player picked. Only Houston defensive end Payton Turner (.7850), North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance (.8104), and Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins (.7991) were ranked lower than Davis.