Photo of Rulon Davis
Grade
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  • 5.06 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 281LBS. Weight

Overview

A former Marine who served time in Iraq, Davis' rare blend of size and athleticism has NFL scouts imagining him as a part of their own front line of defense. After his military service, Davis played with Mt. San Antonio College, emerging as one of the top junior college prospects in the nation despite switching to the defensive side of the ball. Davis had played along the offensive line throughout his entire high school career. In three seasons at California, Davis consistently flashed first-day talent -- and posted four sacks and two forced fumbles in only seven starts as senior. Davis, 25, has yet to finish a season healthy, playing in only 21 of 38 games.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Rare combination of size and athleticism. ... Prototype size and build for the position. ... Good initial quickness off the snap and can put the offensive tackle on his heels. ... Good lateral quickness and balance to spin back to the inside and can close when the ballcarrier is near. ... Good size and strength at the point of attack and flashes the ability to split the double-team. ... Reliable wrap-up tackler who can break down in space and make the open-field tackle against smaller, quicker athletes. ... Flashes some explosiveness as a hitter. ... Gives good effort in pursuit. ... Willing to play through pain, though durability is a concern. ... High character grade. ... Former Marine who goes all out. Negatives: Durability concern. ... Missed time each of the past three seasons with repeated leg injuries and had his legs run over in a traffic accident in July 2005. ... Requires extensive medical checkup at the Combine. ... Older than most rookies due to his military service.
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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.
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