The NY Jets selected Ashtyn Davis with one of their two third-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are three things to know about the newest Jets defender.
On Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft, Joe Douglas and the NY Jets made my favorite defensive selection of the draft. The team took Cal defensive back Ashtyn Davis with their first of two round 3 selections.
Justifiably, the pick took some fans by surprise. The team has an All-Pro safety in Jamal Adams and a young stud in Marcus Maye under contract. So why take a defensive back who played the majority of his college snaps at safety?
There are a few reasons for doing so, and I’ll get into them more in-depth as this article continues.
For starters, it’s never bad to have depth. We’ve seen our share of backups have to start games due to injury for the team. Whether it be Darryl Roberts, Nate Hairston, or Buster Skrine, the Jets have shown that having depth, whether it be good or bad, is a good thing.
Despite all the good reasons for having depth, especially in the secondary, I don’t see Ashtyn Davis as strictly a depth pick, and I doubt the Jets do either.
Davis played in 45 games throughout his four-year tenure at the University of California, playing almost everywhere on the defensive side of the ball.
He may not be a day one starter in the NFL, but with some grooming, Davis could be a mainstay in the Jets secondary. You may also be wondering what there is to love about him. Here are three things to know about the newest member of the Jets defense, Ashtyn Davis.