Jarrad Davis NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’1 238lbs
- High character
- Great tackler
- Solid in coverage
Analysis: Jarrad Davis has an angular build with long limbs and a shredded physique. Plus acceleration to chase all over the field. Scouts say coaches are effusive in their praise of his leadership, work ethic and character. He runs downhill with choppy steps in balanced, tackle-ready position. Effective in spy role with athleticism to mirror mobile quarterbacks. Has closing burst that could become a weapon as a blitzer. Wrap-up tackler with strong finishing rate. Improved his discipline pursuing to the sideline. Good peripheral helps him spot crossing routes without having to drop eyes from the quarterback. Has athletic tools to become better in coverage.
- Too aggressive at times
- Too willing to take on blockers, rather than shed
Analysis: Jarrad Davis’ downhill routes to the ball can be problematic. Will step too far downhill and get trapped in traffic on counters or bounces to the perimeter. Needs to play with more consistent technique and positioning to properly leverage his gaps against gap plays. Lateral scrapes sometimes lack patience forcing him to overrun run fits and open cutback lanes. Sometimes prioritizes attacking blockers too high. Willing to engage with those blockers instead of shedding them and finding the ball. He has to get better at seeing and working past the blocker and toward the runner rather than issuing so many physical challenges that get him behind in pursuit.
What Front Office Execs Say: “He’s good. I don’t care about some of those holes you are talking about. Kill him so maybe somebody will listen to you and he can fall to us. We’ll take him.”
NFL Comparison: Thomas Davis
Draft Projection: Round 2
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