Free Agent Profile: Safety Darnell Savage

02/21/2024
DB+

Signature Stats: 3 seasons with 15+ run stops AND giving up less than 20 catches on the season in coverage.

Contract Projection: 2 years, $12M, $6M AAV, $9M GTD

Cover 1 Take: Elite athlete, ran 4.36 40 with 39.5” vertical, was 5 year starter for GB. Up and down production in coverage may impact market. Insight from Rasul Douglas would be valuable prior to pursuit. Shows full spectrum of safety skills when on… but hasn’t been consistent

Summary: Possesses blazing straight line speed and elite closing speed, making him a dynamic force in coverage and pursuit. While he covers an enormous amount of ground to make tackles, he occasionally struggles with missed tackles due to improper technique and hyper-aggressive play. Savage’s aggressive mentality can be both a strength and a weakness, as he looks to deliver jarring hits but and also may open up voids in coverage by jumping shorter routes opening up bigger plays behind him. He has the potential to be a weapon on run blitzes,  but he needs to play with more control and discipline to avoid costly mistakes. Overall, Savage’s combination of speed, aggression, and playmaking physical traits make him a tone-setter on defense.

Signature Skill/Trait: Speed

 

 

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