4 players Washington Football Team should’ve drafted over Jamin Davis
By Jerry Trotta
2. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
The only reason Owusu-Koramoah doesn’t land higher on this list is because literally every team in the league nixed him off their first-round big boards after a reported heart issue popped up late in the pre-draft process.
As a result, Owusu-Koramoah fell to Cleveland at No. 52 overall (the pick right after Cosmi), and he looks like the steal of the second round.
Before an ankle injury landed him on injured reserve in mid-October, Owusu-Koramoah was one of the top-performing rookies from the 2021 class. In six games, he’s compiled 29 tackles, four pass breakups and a forced fumble. The Notre Dame product has showed high-end closing speed and is quietly a menace in coverage, as evidenced by his 77.3 coverage grade from Pro Football Focus.
It’s not often that rookies force their way into a starting role on elite defenses, but Owusu-Koramoah has done exactly that with the Browns, logging a 69.7% snap share from Weeks 3-6 before his injury.
Simply put, the 21-year-old is the do-it-all linebacker that Washington is sorely missing in the middle of their defense. JOK has been flying all over the second level of Cleveland’s D and we don’t doubt that several teams, especially Washington, are kicking themselves for letting him slip through their fingertips.