Future Watch: Darnell Savage Rookie Football Cards, Packers – Darnell Savage Jr. was drafted 21st overall by the Green Bay Packers in the 2019 NFL Draft. This Delaware native is a talented safety. Even after breaking his femur in his junior season, he still was recruited by nearby University of Maryland.
In college, he was a defensive back. He played in 10 games during his freshman season which is more than a lot of players.
This future star played 12 games in his junior season. He had 45 solo tackles and 59 in total plus an interception and five passes defended.
He played in 12 games again in 2017. This time he had 59 total tackles, 45 of them were solo as well but he had three interceptions (two for touchdowns), 11 passes defended, one fumble recovery and one block. He was honorable mention All-Big Ten as well.
In 2018, this game-breaker had 51 tackles, 37 were solo, with four interceptions, six passes defended, and another returned for a touchdown. The coaches and media selected him Second Team All-Big Ten.
He was ready for the NFL Draft. At the NFL Combine, He had a 39.5 vertical and he ran a 4.36 40-yard dash. At that point, he was destined to be a first-rounder.
The rookie played in 14 games this season. He had 42 solo tackles and 55 combined. He had two interceptions returned for a total of 37 yards, that’s 18.5 yards returned per interception. Not bad. He added five passes defended and two forced fumbles. The pro football writers voted him to the All-Rookie Team. A high honor.
Here’s a look at his first three games in the NFL:
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