The Philadelphia Eagles selected former Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Jordan Davis with the 13th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Davis impressed many scouts and teams with an impressive showing at the NFL Scouting Combine in March. At 6-feet-6 inches, 340 pounds, Davis is a monster in the middle and he proved it over four seasons at Georgia. He was an important part of Georgia’s national championship team in 2021.
Davis is an athletic freak with a 4.78 40-yard dash. Someone his size should not be able to move that fast, but Davis defied all laws of physics and proved that he can get after the quarterback in the blink of an eye.
He was arguably the most important piece to a loaded Georgia defense. His ability to change the game with just presence was an important factor in Georgia’s success this past season. He recorded two sacks with a total of 32 tackles, along with 17 solo tackles.
Davis will be able to be a force up front and he will be a nightmare for opposing offensive lines to block. Look for Davis to receive double teams when he is out on the field.
One knock on his game was his lack of playing time on third downs, but that should not be an issue for Davis. When he is out on the field, he is a game-changer. When the Eagles try to figure out what they want to do with Davis, they will see someone who can force a quarterback out of the pocket and chase the quarterback down.
The Eagles will be able to pair Davis with Fletcher Cox on the defensive line. They will also be able to utilize Davis’ size and speed on special teams to block kicks and potentially block punts.
The Eagles picked the steal of the draft after Davis fell outside of the top 10. He will be a dominant force once he steps onto the field.