Packers blockbuster trade shakes up 2021 four-round mock draft
Round 2 (62): Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
A benefit of trading a future pick is that it helps the present. Despite jumping up to the middle of the first round, the Packers still get the majority of their early-round picks this year. And in the second round, the work on defense continues.
After addressing the secondary, the Packers focus on a position lacking in experience. Krys Barnes and Kamal Martin are the top two inside linebackers with Christian Kirksey gone. While both have potential to become good players, in Jamin Davis, Green Bay would be getting a talented defender with the ability to become an early starter.
According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Davis ranks No. 1 in linebacker athleticism scores in this year’s draft, which focuses on “athletic traits that best translate to pro success for linebackers”. Based on their recent draft classes, one can assume the Packers have taken notice of that.
Davis can be a game-changer in the middle of the field. As noted by Mike Spofford of Packers.com, Davis contributed to five turnovers in only seven games last season. That includes three interceptions.
There’s a lot to love about Davis’ potential as a starter in Joe Barry’s defense. He can make an impact immediately.