By: Steve Johnson
Raekwon Davis, IDL, Alabama
6’6 1/8″ 311 lbs
33 7/8″ arms, 11″ hands. 85 2/8″ wingspan.
5.12u 40 28″ Vert. 111″ Broad Jump. 24 Bench Reps.
7.95 3 Cone Drill 4.86 20 yard Shuttle
2016: 7 games. 4 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF
2017: 13 games. 69 tackles, 10 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 1 int (19 yards), 1 FR
2018: 14 games. 55 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks
2019: 12 games. 47 tackles, 3 TFL, 0.5 sacks
Accolades: U.S. Army All-America, 2017 First-team All-SEC, 2017 CFP National Champion, 2019 Second-team All-SEC
Injuries: Was shot in the leg in Aug ’17, suffered minor injuries.
History: Four-star recruit out of Meridian. Had 55 tackles, 12.5 TFL, and 8.5 sacks, his Senior season at Meridian High School. Participated in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl and Nike’s “The Opening”.
Strengths: Well built. Length is incredible (wingspan over 7’1″). Has very long arms, which helps him keep blockers from getting their hands on him. Strong initial punch. Gets low for his size. Anchors very well in the run game, specifically on double teams. Good swat move. Good backfield vision.
Weaknesses: Slow get off.. Shows glimpses of a good bull rush, but ultimately leaves more to be desired. Closing burst, twitch, and lateral agility are nothing special. Little knee bend. Long strider who fails to break down, can miss tackles in the phone booth. Sack production in 2018 and 2019 was none existent.
Overview: A prototypical five-technique in a 3-4 defense, Davis has the length and strength to stack the corner. He uses his hands well and does well anchoring, eating up double teams on a consistent basis. He lacks much of a pass rush and may be limited to early down work only.
Evaluation based on games. UGA 17′, LSU 19′, South Carolina 19′
Draft Projection: Mid Day Two
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5,73
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