Draft Profile: LB Jamin Davis, Kentucky

Steve Johnson

photo cred: UKathletics.com

Pos. LB
Ht. 6’2 1/2″
Wt. 234
Class. 4JR
College. Kentucky
DOB. 12/12/98

Stats/Accolades/History:
2017: Redshirted
2018: 13 games. 10 tackles, 1 int (18 yards), 1 pass break up
2019: 13 games. 32 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 int
2020: 10 games. 102 tackles, 4 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 3 int (90 yards, TD), 1 FF, 1 FR, 2 pass break ups, 1 blocked kick
Misc. Stats.

Accolades.

Injury History. Missed Alabama 20′ game due to Covid protocol.

History. Three-star recruit from Ludowici, GA. Born in Honolulu, he moved to GA during his childhood. Three-year starter at Long County High School.

Strengths: Excellent build and length (arms measured 33″ at pro day). Elite athlete (logged 4.49 40, 41″ vertical, and 11′ broad jump at pro day). Good closing speed. Great tackle radius. Agility and length to stay clean in the box. Really good feet. Good in coverage with upside there. Can carry tight ends down the field. Good hands and ball skills. Special teams experience.

Weaknesses: Very inexperienced. Inconsistent eyes. Still taking too much time processing. Needs to take better angles to the football. Plays too upright. Needs to do a better job playing with leverage. Could benefit him to pack on some weight and get stronger.

Overview: Versatile, rangy linebacker with excellent length and athleticism. He’s inexperienced, so you can mold him into whatever you envision him playing, he’s pretty scheme diverse. His best fit is a MIKE in a tampa 2 scheme, where his coverage and playmaking ability can be utilized. He’s a day two pick, who may need a year to start seeing the upside. He’s going to shine on special teams from the get go.

Evaluation based on. NC St. 20′, Tennessee 20′

Draft Projection: Early-Mid Day Two

Draft Grade: 5.80