DFW 2017 ROOKIE PROFILE: LB Jarrad Davis


Jarrad Davis – Senior / 6’2″ / 230 – Florida

  • Truly understands his gap responsibility and he thwarts his lane relentlessly
  • Reads play development well and he glides with the blockers and ultimately through them in pursuit of the ball carrier
  • Profiles as a stay at home ILB or MLB, he could get a slight bump if asked to remain at MLB in 4-3 at the NFL level
  • Uses his size and reach very well when in a zone coverage blanket, although he is a little vulnerable underneath
  • His solid motor combined with excellent instincts and patience should make him at least a 2nd round talent
  • A trusted DFW source has compared him to Rams superstar Alec Ogletree
  • His tender and loose feet allow for him to use his lateral gifts
  • His long legs make up ground quickly and that should eventually translate him into a three down player
  • Injuries have limited him throughout the draft process and much of 2016
  • Needs to use more arm extension to shed bigger blockers
  • His 2015 tapes are far better than his 2016 ones, the lack of leg explosion can be attributed to a nasty high-ankle sprain
  • He could be more aggressive versus run in order to record more TFLs
  • He is a slender and slick athlete but seems to be missing that “hair on fire” mentality
  • Lacks top end speed but he does take smart angles to make a play
  • Ranked as the 30th OLB (likely higher if he played ILB) in country coming out of high school and as the 32nd best player in the state of Georgia
  • Also recruited by Auburn, Duke and Tennessee, with Auburn showing the most interest (besides Florida)
  • COMBINE UPDATE: TBD
  • NFL DRAFT SELECTION: TBD
  • DYNASTY ROOKIE: 3.01-5.01, slightly higher if an apparent starter, Reuben Foster should be off the board before you consider Davis.
  • 2017 OUTLOOK: TBD