Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis announces plans for 2021 season
Jamin Davis won’t be returning to Kentucky for his senior year, and he’s played the final game of his college career.
On Friday, Davis announced that he will forego his senior season and is entering the 2021 NFL Draft. The linebacker spent the past four years with the Wildcats, as he redshirted his first season in 2017.
Davis was a key contributor to Kentucky’s defense the past three seasons, playing in 36 games. During that span, he recorded 144 tackles (five for a loss), 2.5 sacks, five interceptions, eight pass deflections, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
While Davis played well his first two seasons, he took his game to another level in 2020. In 10 games this past season, he had 102 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions and five pass deflections, all of which were career highs.
The NFL Draft is set to take place April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, so that’s when Davis will learn where he’ll start his pro career.
Davis announced his decision to leave Kentucky with a heartfelt message to Wildcats fans on Twitter:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
— Jamin Davis (@jamindavis25) January 8, 2021