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Hall Davis (DE)
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Selected by: St. Louis Rams
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 18 (149)
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Pick Analysis: The Rams nab a defensive end with good athleticism and upside with the selection of Hall Davis. The former basketball player has intriguing physical tools, and could develop into a legitimate pass rusher in time. He is an interesting prospect for the Rams to groom for a bigger role in the future.

Overview

Davis was a two-year starter with solid production in college. He has a good combination of size, strength and athleticism for the position. He is a tough, hardnosed player with power to hold the point versus the run as well as the ability to push the pocket. He has good first-step quickness to gain leverage but isn't a natural reactor as plays unfold. Davis runs well but lacks lateral quickness and agility in space. He is an inconsistent tackler who has natural pop but doesn't always break down in the open field. Davis has tools to build on but lacks great instincts and likely will take time to develop.


Strengths

Davis possesses prototypical height and bulk. Has a quick first step and the speed to get around the edge. Shows the strength to shock blockers on their heels and collapse the pocket with a powerful bull rush. High motor kid who fights to the whistle.

Weaknesses

Keeps his pads a bit high and struggles to maintain speed in transition. Comes out of his stance too tall and loses leverage. A bit slow recognizing the flow of the play and lacks natural football instincts. Does not display a developed pass rush package to consistently get after the quarterback. Struggles to make tackles in the open field.

Grade

5.4

 
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