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Dexter Davis (DE)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    244 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Arizona State
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Seattle Seahawks
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 29 (236)
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Pick Analysis: Given the losses of Corey Redding and Patrick Kerney in the offseason, the Seahawks nab Davis late. He has good speed and is explosive off the line, but is pretty much just a third-down specialist off the edge at this point due to his size.

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.


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.

Grade

2.4

 
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