5. Jamin Davis - Commanders LB
Jamin Davis had quite the forgettable rookie season, as both his pass defense and run-stopping numbers were lackluster. Immediately, his selection at No. 19 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft was brought into question, labeling the Washington Commanders' choice as a bust and a potentially wasted pick.
Davis completely shut down any talk of being a bust in 2022. Two major issues in his rookie season were pass defense and missed tackles, where he allowed a completion percentage of 85.7 percent, a passer rating of 107.1, and 12 missed tackles in eight starts.
To the Commanders' credit, they stuck with the former Kentucky prospect and trusted him to improve. Thankfully for Ron Rivera and his staff, Davis did just that.
Davis had a mini-breakout season, allowing a completion percentage of 63.5 percent, a passer rating of 86.6, and only three missed tackles. This went along with improvements in tackles and sacks for good measure.
Things are only looking up for Davis in 2023. Just looking at his athletic profile alone, the potential is through the roof if further refinements arrive throughout Washington's upcoming training camp.
When one adds his willingness to learn and improve, the Commanders just may have themselves a star linebacker in the making.