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Carl Davis- Defensive Tackle- Iowa
Size: 6’5 321lbs
2013 Stats: 42 tackles 1.5 sacks 4 tackles for loss
2014 Stats: 36 tackles 2 sacks 9 tackles for loss

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Strengths:

  • Good size
  • Strength
  • Athletic
  • Eats blocks- handles double teams well
  • Defensive impact beyond stats

Analysis: Davis was projected to be picked on day two or day three of the NFL Draft, but after his stellar Senior Bowl he could have played himself into the 1st round.  Named Most Outstanding Practice Player at the Senior Bowl, Davis had zero trouble man handling offensive lineman in 1-0n-1 drills.  He is known for his brute strength that allows him to take on double teams, mainly playing the 1 technique on the line.  Although his statistical number aren’t noticeable, Davis anchored the Hawkeyes defense in college, and is worth the increased buzz surrounding him now.

Need to Improve:

  • Plays high
  • Technique
  • Not a pass rusher
  • Questionable motor

Analysis: Davis has the size and talent to start for most NFL teams, but he cannot be relied on in the pass rushing department (Davis has a career 3.5 sacks).  On occasion, Davis comes off the ball high which prevents him from winning battles with offensive lineman.  If Davis can build up his conditioning, and stay engaged in the game itself, he’ll have a long NFL career.

Round Prediction: 2

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