Photo of Dexter Davis
Grade
?
  • 4.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 7.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.30 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 244LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Davis is a projection from defensive end to the outside backer position. All indications are that he would fit well in a 3-4 defensive scheme utilizing his pass rush ability most often. Davis has a powerful initial jolt and uses his hands well to control and leverage defenders. He can be stout verse the run as well as showing versatility pressuring the quarterback off the edge. He would be somewhat of a liability in man coverage but has enough athleticism to be effective in short zone schemes. Davis has the mentality, size and toughness to be a solid special team’s contributor.

Analysis

Strengths

Davis really has the look of a 3-4 outside linebacker. Is a good combination of size, strength and toughness necessary to jolt blockers and hold up at the point of attack. Possesses impressive pass rush ability because of his power and good get-off. Displays nice hand use against the run and pass. Intelligent player with a ton of starting experience.

Weaknesses

Davis can be an inconsistent reactor who sometimes appears to be thinking on the move. Despite good initial burst, he lacks good speed really limiting his range vs. the run. Lacks good agility in space and shows some hip stiffness. Would likely struggle if asked to drop into man coverage.
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
NFL News
CONTENT
15