The Saints signed Davenport to a four-year contract Thursday night, the team announced. Davenport’s $13.8 million deal includes a signing bonus worth over $8 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, and will have a fifth-year option for 2022.
“This is an exciting, young edge rusher. He’s very raw but his upside is off the charts,” NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said of Davenport at the draft. “When you’re talking about an edge rusher, he’s raw but gifted, I love his motor and body type. Reminds me a lot of Ziggy Ansah.”
Davenport is the third first-round pick from the 2018 draft to sign his rookie contract.