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Jarrad Davis does not offer much in the way of a pass rush, so his value at the next level is limited. He can play a valuable role as a nickel linebacker. He also should add value a special teams player. Davis isn’t a first round pick in my opinion, but he could prove valuable in the late 2nd-early 3rd round range.
141 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles
In today’s NFL, if you want to stay on the field as a linebacker you have to be able to cover. Jarrad Davis can certainly do that. Davis came to Florida as a three star recruit from Camden County HS in Georgia. He wasn’t heavily recruited, but he had a few SEC level offers. Davis played sparingly as a freshman before assuming a starting role as a sophomore.
2015: Mississippi, LSU, South Carolina, Florida State, Alabama (SEC Championship Game)
Davis does not shed blockers well. He struggles to disengage. He has a tendency to get out of his lane. He is rarely asked to rush the passer.
Jarrad Davis has good size for the position. He operates well in space. He sifts through trash well in pursuit. Davis has good not great closing speed. He is probably a 4.7 40 guy. He is a finisher. He drives through tackles. He is not afraid to lower his shoulder to make a play. Davis’ best trait is his ability to cover. He can run with tight ends down the seam and he can cover backs in the flat.
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