Reminder that Cardinals is OK, Cardinal is not.
With the 68th pick overall, the Jets took home the services of one of the most athletic, hard-working athletes in the entire draft class.
It’s safe to say this is a moment etched in the Davis Family memory book forever.
The praise was almost nonstop for Davis on all of the broadcasts including Louis Riddick above but also from Mel Kiper Jr. and the rest of the ESPN/NFL Network joint broadcast.
It’s easy to see why:
The praise didn’t stop there, though, as it seems the Jets staff was just as enamored with Davis. Here’s a candid behind-the-scenes moment with the Jets staff as they ‘add that dog’ to their defense.
Joe went looking for a dog to add to the defense.— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 25, 2020
Ashtyn Davis is that dog. pic.twitter.com/xyMYGihduU
Hawkins headed to the Falcons two rounds later, being nabbed with the 134th pick overall, Round 4’s 28th pick.
Kiper also had some terrific praise during the broadcast but perhaps the nicest thing said was the Falcons Twitter account just simply expressing the truth: Hawkins IS a Ball-Hawk.
If you can’t tell we were excited, or that the Falcons were excited for Hawkins, take it from his former teammates. Their level of excitement is palpable.
Hawkins new boss also had some incredible things to say about him as Atlanta’s GM Thomas Dimitroff said the Falcons were fortunate enough to grab your Cal safety.
"Tough, aggressive, athletic, speedy safety."— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 25, 2020
TD tells you why you should be excited about Jaylinn Hawkins. pic.twitter.com/kizW2EH3qJ
HYPE just about says it all:
So how about Weaver?
He had to wait just a bit longer than the rest of his teammates did to hear his name called, but he certainly had some strong feelings towards those who passed him by.
Waiting on that moment they make a franchise decision.— Evan Weaver™ (@Weavin_it) April 25, 2020
Well, the Cardinals made that franchise decision, selecting Weaver with the 202nd pick overall and in the sixth round.
He has a history of proving people wrong, and his new team certainly thinks he can continue that in the NFL.
2019 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 25, 2020
Lives to prove people wrong@Weavin_it
We’re here for it all — congratulations once again to you three! Go make Berkeley proud!