Darnell Savage
19-Year-Old SafetyS
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Savage steadily rose up mocks leading up to the NFL draft, and the Packers proved the prognosticators correct, trading up to snag the safety with the 21st overall pick. Savage possesses a nice mix of talents, primarily his exceptional speed at the safety position, and should pair nicely with the assignment-oriented Adrian Amos, who will also be playing his first season in Green Bay. So long as Savage secures the starting spot during training camp, he has a chance to make a fantasy impact in his rookie season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Packers in May of 2019.
Packers secure in trade up
SGreen Bay Packers
April 25, 2019
The Packers selected Savage in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 21st overall.
The Packers traded up from the 30th pick to secure Savage, an undersized safety at 5-foot-11, 198 pounds but one with immense athleticism that portends plus contributions in coverage. The NFL's increasing passing-game emphasis lessens the utility of the box safeties of yore while boosting the relevance of someone like Savage, whose 4.36 speed, 39.5-inch vertical, and 126-inch broad jump speak to his ability to rapidly cover ground and cut off passing lanes deep. It's not clear how exactly the Packers will split snaps between Savage and Josh Jones, but it would generally be a surprise if Savage isn't starting next to free agent addition Adrian Amos. Savage might struggle to approach mainstream IDP utility if he plays fewer than 900 snaps, because he figures to take on coverage tasks that perhaps keep him away from the heaviest traffic, and therefore away from most of the tackle opportunities.
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Measurables Review
How do Darnell Savage's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
5' 11"
198 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.36 sec
Shuttle Time
4.14 sec
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
Vertical Jump
39.5 in
Broad Jump
126 in
Bench Press
11 reps
Hand Length
9.13 in
Arm Length
31.00 in
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