And the pick is in. With the No. 19 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Washington Football Team selected Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis. Here's how social media reacted to the team's selection in the first round of the draft.
Round 1 (Pick 19): LB Jamin Davis
More fun facts about Jamin Davis as we wait for his conference call to start. @PFF rated him as the most athletic linebacker in the draft.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) April 30, 2021
- 4.47 40-yard dash
- 11-foot broad jump
- 21 reps on bench press
- 42-inch vertical
Yeah, that sounds athletic to me. #NFLDraft
WFT source on why they love Kentucky LB Jamin Davis via text: "He can play all 3 LB spots, start off as a SLB and Dime in the sub package. Runs very well, good zone awareness and ability to man cover. Very good read and react and sure tackler. Makes plays at or near the LOS."— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 30, 2021
Jamin Davis will be a star playing behind that front. Great pick.— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) April 30, 2021
This Washington defense, y'all.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 30, 2021
Jamin Davis roaming behind that DL...
Early Rookie of the Year picks after Rd 1?— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 30, 2021
OROY - Kyle Pitts, Falcons
DROY - Jamin Davis, WFT
Both are in excellent situations to produce right away.
Pitts catch #s might be low but TDs will be high
Davis will rack up 150 tackles in that scheme and add a few picks and sacks.
Jamin Davis might lead the league in tackles behind that defensive line— Booger (@ESPNBooger) April 30, 2021
ROUND 2 (PICK 51): OT Samuel Cosmi
Washington's taking Texas OT Sam Cosmi, and that could prove to be a really good value. Plays hard, great testing numbers ... some teams believed he wasn't coached all that well at UT, and could flourish in the NFL.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 1, 2021
Samuel Cosmi is 6-6, 314 pounds and ran a 4.85-second 40. Gracious.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) May 1, 2021
Samuel Cosmi is a OT prospect in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 9.99 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 2 out of 1119 OT from 1987 to 2021.— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) March 28, 2021
This is the highest #RAS for a OT using official testing numbers (and may move up to 10.00 again).https://t.co/KIeGKJDQQm pic.twitter.com/pxsILWuz1l
Washington Football Team killing it on my board.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) May 1, 2021
Jamin Davis - 19
Samuel Cosmi - 51
Immediate starters and high impact players in my opinion.
Washington's OL is underrated, but left tackle is wide open. Samuel Cosmi adds a potential short and long term option.— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) May 1, 2021
Round 3 (Pick 74): DB Benjamin St-Juste
Washington is having an exceptional draft.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) May 1, 2021
Round 3 (Pick 82): WR Dyami Brown
Another great pick for Washington!— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) May 1, 2021
Dyami Brown was a Round 2 receiver. He's capable of being a Deebo Samuel-type receiver. Very good YAC ability.
Four picks. Four home runs.
Washington Football Team upgrades on offense:— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) May 1, 2021
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ⭐
WR Terry McLaurin
WR Curtis Samuel ⭐
WR Dyami Brown ⭐
WR Adam Humphries ⭐
RB Antonio Gibson
plus new OT Samuel Cosmi ⭐
McLaurin, Samuel, and Dyami Brown is an extremely fun WR group. Lotta versatility.— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) May 1, 2021
Absolutely love what Washington is doing from free agency through the draft— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) May 1, 2021
Dyami Brown was one of the best deep threats in all of college football.— Nick Akridge (@PFF_NickAkridge) May 1, 2021
Last year he had 12 catches of over 20 yards, an average depth of target of 18.7, and 3.11 yards per route run.
LOVE this pick and could be one of the steals of the draft pic.twitter.com/jWqDdUeldQ
"I thought he'd be an early second, maybe even a late one."— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) May 1, 2021
Mel Kiper on Dyami Brown.
Somehow, despite running a blazing 4.43 in the 40, he'll be the THIRD slowest WR in Washington. He, McLaurin and Samuel will be funnnnnnnnn
Round 4 (Pick 124): TE John Bates
ESPN draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay praise @WashingtonNFL 4th-round TE John Bates on the broadcast:— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) May 1, 2021
Kiper: "I think the best is yet to come for John Bates."
McShay: "I think he catches the ball as well as any tight end in this class besides Pitts."
TE John Bates from @BroncoSportsFB is one of my favorites/sleepers. Was at @seniorbowl last week - needs more buzz!— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) February 5, 2021
Long, Balanced Athlete
Efficient In-Line Blocker
Special Teams Ace
Here’s a few blocks that caught my eye 👀 pic.twitter.com/YoYb6PNgoe
TE John Bates is interesting. Has some speed. Has size to become a better blocker with work. Washington needed more help at TE. Now have more options.— John Keim (@john_keim) May 1, 2021
Same scouts and coaches that liked Logan Thomas last year in free agency like 4th-round rookie John Bates this year in the draft. I’m keeping that in mind.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) May 1, 2021
Round 5 (Pick 163): S Darrick Forrest
Darrick Forrest … senior captain at Cincy … completed his degree in 3 1/2 years … 5-11, 206 pounds … ran a 4.4 at his pro day … played all 49 games the last four years … could be key special-teamer/depth on D— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) May 1, 2021
New Washington safety Darrick Forrest ran a 4.4 at his Pro Day. Another speedy selection for Washington— Ethan Cadeaux (@Ethan_Cadeaux) May 1, 2021
.@dpbrugler on Darrick Forrest: "While he has excellent play speed, he tends to play in overdrive ...Overall, Forrest needs to become a better man-coverage player, but he has the reaction quickness, compete skills & accountable attitude that will earn him a spot on an NFL roster"— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) May 1, 2021
Round 6 (Pick 225): LS Camaron Cheeseman
According to this nifty ESPN story from @harrylylesjr, Camaron Cheeseman is an aspiring dentist who was a research assistant at Michigan.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) May 1, 2021
"Co-authored the first significant article on the carriere appliance, which is a method of fixing an underbite."https://t.co/VmOGtSxrtW
Round 7 (Pick 240): DE William Bradley-King
Round 7 (Pick 246): DE Shaka Toney
Round 7 (Pick 258): WR Dax Milne
Washington wraps up its 2021 NFL Draft by selecting BYU WR Dax Milne. 6-foot-1, 193-pound pass-catcher who put up big numbers (70 catches, 1,188 yards, 8 TDs) with No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson in 2020. Projects as a slot guy similar to Hunter Renfrow, per @dpbrugler— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) May 1, 2021