Jamin Davis

WFT Signs First-Round LB Jamin Davis, Rest Of Draft Class

All 10 WFT rookies are now under contract. The team announced that they’ve signed each of their draft picks to rookie contracts.

This grouping is obviously highlighted by first-round linebacker Jamin Davis. The Kentucky product used a strong 2020 campaign to jump from a potential Day 3 pick to the No. 19 selection in the 2021 draft. Davis ultimately finished this past season with a team-leading 102 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, and three interceptions. This standout performance earned him First-Team All-SEC honors from Pro Football Focus. Considering the rookie’s versatility and pass-rushing prowess, it won’t be long before he’s secured a consistent role on Washington’s defense.

Texas offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi was selected by Washington with the No. 51 pick. The former Texas standout played both right tackle and left tackle in college, so WFT offensive line coach John Matsko will have plenty of opportunities to play the rookie.

The rest of the team’s draft class includes:

Washington Takes Kentucky LB Jamin Davis At No. 19

Jamin Davis has completed his rise up the draft board. The Kentucky linebacker was selected by Washington with the 19th-overall pick.

The 6-foot-4, 234-pound linebacker has had one of the greatest jumps in draft stock in recent history. Davis was projected to be a fourth- or fifth-round pick as recently as October, per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). However, following a standout 2020 campaign, the linebacker established himself as a potential day-one selection.

How good was that 2020 campaign? Davis ultimately finished this past season with a team-leading 102 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, and three interceptions. This standout performance earned him First-Team All-SEC honors from Pro Football Focus.

Davis should be an immediate contributor in Washington. He has the versatility to play in a coverage role, and he has some untapped potential as a pass rusher, a pair of skills that could certainly be used at the position.

Washington should have more opportunities to add to their defense during the draft. The team has seven more selections, including

  • Round 2: No. 51
  • Round 3: Nos. 74 (from 49ers), 82
  • Round 4: No. 124
  • Round 5: No. 163
  • Round 7: Nos. 244 (from Vegas), 246, 258 (from Chiefs through Dolphins)