By: Steve Johnson
Raekwon Davis, IDL, Alabama
6’7 306 arms, hands
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2016: 4 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
Accolades: U.S. Army All-America, 2017 First-team All-SEC, 2017 National Champion
Injuries: Was shot in the leg in Aug ’17, suffered minor injuries.
History: Four-star recruit out of Meridian
Strengths: Well built. Length is incredible. Has very long arms. Gets low for his size. His long arms help him keep blockers from getting their hands on him. Strong initial punch. Anchors very well in the run game, specifically on double teams. Good swat move. Has the tools to become a pass rusher. Good backfield vision.
Weaknesses: Get off isn’t anything special. Shows glimpses of a good pass rush, but ultimately leaves more to be desired. Closing burst, twitch, and lateral agility is good not great.
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 to anchor, eating up double teams on a consistent basis.
Draft Projection: 1st Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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