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Ladies and Gentlemen, we are only one week away from the NFL Draft. When will Jamin Davis hear his name called by Roger Goodell? I’ve compiled results from all the latest mock drafts to paint a picture of where the Wildcats could be picked.
CBS Consensus — 26th to the Cleveland Browns
Josh Edwards from CBS Sports examined 13 different mock drafts and compiled a composite average, placing the UK linebacker in the city of the draft host, Cleveland.
Cleveland fans are going to take issue with this selection of Jamin Davis just because of their strong belief in positional value. At the end of the day, it is all about adding good football players and they are not exactly investing a top 10 pick in the position. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was tied for the second highest vote-getter.
NFL Network’s Charles Davis — 32nd to the Tampa Bay Bucs
Another Wildcat on the Defending Super Bowl Champions’ defense? Sign me up.
The Bucs already have two Pro Bowl-caliber off-ball linebackers, and now they add another exceptional athlete at the position. Davis can learn from — and eventually take over for — Lavonte David.
CBS’ Chris Trapasso — 17th to the Las Vegas Raiders
In addition to the premium draft grade for Davis, Trapasso has Kelvin Joseph coming off the board to the San Francisco 49ers with the 43rd overall pick.
Davis has three-down abilities because of his size, length, and fluidity as an athlete.
Sports Illustrated — 26th to the Cleveland Browns
Draft analyst Michael Fabiano is back on the Browns’ train.
The Browns added both John Johnson and Jadeveon Clowney as free agents, and the move to further add to the defense continues with the selection of Davis. The Cleveland D/ST could wind up being a top-10 option in fantasy football leagues.
CBS’ Josh Edwards — 28th to the New Orleans Saints
Edwards, who you may recognize from his work with Cats Pause, changes things up slightly by sliding Davis down to NOLA. In this two round mock he also has Joseph coming off the board at No. 44 to the Dallas Cowboys.
To the delight of the Saints, Jamin Davis is still on the board after an overwhelmingly positive pro day. He is a really athletic player that is only scratching the surface of what he can become consistently.
CBS’ Ryan Wilson — Four Picks in Seven Rounds
In the final days of Mock Draft SZN we are treated with the most delightful content on the internet, seven-round mock drafts. CBS Sports, which if you can’t tell by now is a farm system for mock drafts, assigned Wilson to cover every single pick, providing a so-so forecast for the Wildcats.
Jamin Davis, Second Round, No. 37, Philadelphia Eagles
Kelvin Joseph, Second Round, No. 39, Carolina Panthers
Drake Jackson, Fifth Round, No. 173, Green Bay Packers
Landon Young, Sixth Round, No. 220, Green Bay Packers
Dane Brugler’s Beast — Seven Potential Selections
Last but not least, The Beast. The Athletic’s NFL Draft guru does the most thorough draft guide on the market. If you have a subscription, it’s required reading ahead of the three-day event. He provides objective, eye-opening analysis for all of the Cats, but for now, I’ll just share where Brugler believes they rank among their peers.
Landon Young, No. 22 OT, 6th-7th round
Drake Jackson, No. 7 C, 5th round
Boogie Watson, No. 40 Edge, UDFA
Quinton Bohanna, No. 19 DL, 7th round
Phil Hoskins, No. 32 DL, UDFA
Jamin Davis, No. 4 LB, 1st-2nd round (No. 36 overall)
Brandin Echols, No. 36 CB, 7th round
Kelvin Joseph, No. 8 CB, 2nd round (No. 52 overall)
Max Duffy, No. 1 P, 5th-6th round