NFL Draft Rumors: Eagles interested in Georgia defensive tackle fend off Jordan Davis

They all do it. They all tend to exaggerate a little here with height, and a little bit with weight, which always makes players a little bit bigger than the player actually is.

This is done consistently at the college and high school level.

With defensive Georgia stepping in, Jordan Davis, it could be the other way around. He’s 6 feet 6, 340 pounds, but personally he looks much bigger than that – the size of a human barge.

On Friday night in Atlantic City, NJ, Davis was awarded the prestigious Maxwell Football Club’s Chuck Bednarek award as the Collegiate Defensive Player of the Year along with winning the Outland Cup earlier this year. It was about a 40 minute drive from Philadelphia (depending on how fast you drive).

Next month, Davis will be much closer.

Davis redefined the definition of a game-changer as a game-breaker. That’s exactly what the 6-foot-6, 340-pound defensive tackle did to oppose his offensive game plans.

Despite being a double and triple team at times, Davis has been a disruptive force in the center of the Bulldog’s defense, scoring 32 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks and 9 quarterbacks in the Bulldog’s drive to its first National Championship since 1980 .

The AP and Coaches’ first-team selection was from the SEC as well as the All-American’s recognition, Davis passed the NFL draft to return to lead the Bulldogs’ defense during the historic 2021 season.

Davis was considered one of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s best running advocates. Davis was named an All-American in 2020 and had an even bigger season in 2021. Davis wowed at the NFL Combine, weighing in at 341 pounds, making 4.78 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

And perhaps on Thursday, April 28, Davis might head for the Eagles. Davis could be there. He is expected to go anywhere from the middle of the first round to the last parts of the first round. The Eagles have picks of 15, 16 and 19 in the first round.

with the Eagles re-signs one-year contract with Fletcher Cox On Saturday, who’s to say the Eagles don’t like two versions of the All-Pro defensive tackle that create problems for opposing attacks.

“I have been in touch with the Philadelphia Eagles and plan to visit the Top 30 soon,” Davis said. “There’s not much I can say now other than that, but we’ve been in touch. For me, it works great (if the Eagles recruit him). I loved watching Fletcher Cox grow up. I’m trying to model part of my game after him and love how dominant he is.”

“I know the Eagles have three picks in the first round. I made an effort to collect and surprised myself with how fast my time was. I came up with a number in my head, and that was a number close to 4.9. When they said I hit 4.7, it exceeded my expectations. My agent told me to shut it down “.

There is certainly no doubt about Davis’ character. He would have been a first- or second-round pick had he been out after the junior season in 2020. But Davis chose to go down a path rarely taken today and back to school.

“The only thing on my mind is winning the national championship. That’s why I came back.” Davis said. “Personality is big with me. It’s something that comes from home. I grew up to finish what I started. I didn’t want to lose the chance to win a national championship, and I did it with the guys I came with in Georgia. If I had to do it all over again, I’d do it 10 times.”

“We’re close to Philly now. There’s a chance for me to get close (He laughs). I certainly don’t rule out that possibility.”

When told that the Eagles might re-sign Cox, Davis said, “All the better. The Eagles can have two dominant midfield players. We’ll see. It’s a great situation. We’re talking to a lot of teams right now.”


Joseph Santolicetto is an award-winning Philadelphia-area sports writer who has written featured stories for SI.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com, MLB.com, Deadspin, and The Philadelphia Daily News. In 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a special project for ESPN.com called “Love at First Beep”. He is best known for ESPN.com’s award-winning feature on high school wrestler AJ Detwiler in February 2006, which was featured on SportsCenter. In 2015, he was elected president of the American Boxing Writers Association.


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