2. Jamin Davis
Jamin Davis looked like a rookie in Week 1. There’s no denying that. He played just 27 snaps (39%) against the Chargers and, despite compiling four tackles, looked completely lost on most of those.
That performance fueled speculation in terms of whether Davis would see fewer snaps in primetime vs a division rival. In a surprising turn of events, the rookie first-rounder played 45 snaps, or a 56% share. Notable uptick, right?
Though Davis only accounted for two tackles on the night, he made one of the plays of the game that saved Washington four points, wrapping up Sterling Shepard short of the first down to limit the Giants to a field goal.
Davis has come under scrutiny for his tackling ability, but he proved on that play — and in the game, in general — that the potential is there. He just needs more experience. And for all the “fans” calling him a bust after just six quarters of football, please take your pessimistic attitude somewhere else.
We’re talking about a rookie LB who’s calling out plays as a starter just two weeks into his career. There’s obviously going to be some growing pains.
According to Pro Football Focus, Davis finished as Washington’s highest-graded Week 2 defender, earning a picturesque 89.0 mark. The Kentucky product is going to have his ups and downs, but he stepped up in a game-deciding moment.
And yet, we’ve hardly heard about him since. We see you, though, Jamin!