2019 - Left Ankle; 2020 - Hyperextended Elbow
2021 - Clemson, Kentucky, Alabama (SEC Championship)
The biggest strength in his game is that Davis is super disruptive. As a pass rusher, he has an explosive first step and uses his strong hands go get an impressive intial push. Drives opposing linemen into the backfield with very little effort. Uses his size to his advantage to clog up gaps and make it difficult for ball carriers to find an opening. Draws the attention in the form of double teams on a regular basis which frees up his teammates. Is a very good tackler in open space and finishes with a ton of physicality. Once he gets to the quarterback as a pass rusher, he finishes quickly and with a ton of force. Lastly, his ability to play both the one and three technique will benefit him in being able to fit in multiple schemes.
Mainly due to his large size, Davis struggles to play with good leverage. In college, he could get away with his size a lot of times as he was difficult to move. Against stronger, faster offensive guards in the league, he could be at a disadvantage if they are able to get under him. Also doesn't have much bend to him as a pass rusher. Because of this, he relies mainly on his strength and explosion to win. Would like to see him play with high effort on a more consistent basis. Saw him take some plays off when the ball was away from him and he will need to show that he is well conditioned and able to stay on the field effectively for long periods of time.
Measuring in at 6'6", 341 pounds, while still running a 4.78 40-yard dash, Jordan Davis is what I like to call one of the "freak" prospects in this year's draft. A three-star prospect out of Georgia, Davis found an immediate role on Georgia's defense. As a true freshman, Davis started four games and finished the year with 25 total tackles, earning him Freshman All-American recognition. Started in eight games as a sophomore but only finished with 18 tackles. Davis only played in seven games as a junior due to injury but finished with 16 tackles and one sack. His final season as a Bulldog is when Davis truly took off. He finished his Georgia career as a National Champion, accounting for 32 total tackles, five tackles for loss, and one sack. His play earned him unaminous First Team All-American and All-SEC honors, along with helping him bring home the Chuck Bednarik Award and Outland Trophy. At the next level, Davis is looking like the obvious top interior defensive lineman prospect in his class. His size, strength, and disruptiveness will help him to be a force early in the middle of a defensive line early in his career. He is at his best and most productive as a one-technique but will be dangerous as a three-technique as well, making him a moveable piece for a defensive coordinator. I see Davis being drafted somewhere in the top 15 of this year's draft and being a player that can have an All-Pro caliber career if he plays to his full potential.
Has tremendous play strength. Very strong upper body and is able to use his size to his advantage. Keeps good balance when taking on blocks, especially when double teamed. Is very hard to move off the ball. Has an explosive first step and comes off the ball hard as a pass rusher. Smooth lateral agility for his side with the ability to move side to side and change direction as needed. Does tend to play high. His large frame makes it more difficult to get much bend as a pass rusher.
Pass Rush Ability:
Big Play Ability
Use of Hands
Pass Rush Moves
Shows a hard, quick first step on the snap of the ball. Gets great initial penetration off the line of scrimmage. Has a lot of punch in his hands. Comes off the line hard and jolts the opposing offensive lineman back. Also does a solid job of fighting to get hands off of him. Struggles to get leverage due to his size but he doesn't need it as much at his position and due to the fact that he usually has the size and strength advantage. Shows an effective rip and swim move as a pass rusher. Once he gets to the ball passer, he explodes through the tackle. His size and strength make it almost impossible for anyone to escape once he gets there.
Against The Run:
Very stout against the run. Uses his size, strength, and explosion to reset the line of scrimmage. Does a great job of stacking his blocker, finding the ball quickly, and shedding the block with very rare issues. Has the quickness and explosiveness to shoot the gaps effectively on stunts. Is very rarely pushed out of his assigned gap. Very sound tackler. Once he gets his hands on the ball carrier, there's not much they can do besides go down. Is a very physical finisher on his tackles.
Play with Leverage
Stack and Shed
Gap Shooting Ability
Is a very disruptive defensive tackle. Resets the line of scrimmage and puts opposing linemen into the backfield on a regular basis. His size and strength help him to clog up gaps and make it difficult for running backs to find an inside gap. Shows the toughness to take on double teams on a regular basis and not be knocked off his path. Does show instances of a very high motor but needs to show more consistency in that area. Took some plays off when the ball is away from him and seemed to get worn down easily at time.
Has good play recognition ability. Stands up his blocker and finds the ball quickly. Does a great job of adjusting his alignment pre snap as needed. As an interior defensive lineman, he has good position versatility. Showed that he can be very effective from both the one and three technique.