Eagles trade up with Texans, snag Davis at No. 13

Posted: 29/04/2022 in NFL
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The Philadelphia Eagles traded up to select Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, No. 13 overall.

The Eagles sent the 15th, 124th, 162nd, and 166th picks to the Houston Texans in exchange for No. 13.

Davis will join a defensive line that features veterans Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave, as well as youngsters Milton Williams and Marvin Wilson.

A vaunted run-stuffer who also flashed potential as a pass-rusher at Georgia, Davis won the Chuck Bednarik Award in 2021 as the nation’s top defensive player.

The 22-year-old wowed scouts at the NFL combine with his athletic scores, including a 4.78-second 40-yard dash. He recorded the fastest 40 time since 2003 of any player in the Next Gen Stats database that weighed at least 310 pounds.

Scouting profile: Jordan Davis

SCHOOLHEIGHTWEIGHT40 TIME
Georgia6’63414.78

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Davis is an absolute menace in the ground game. With a massive frame and freakish movement skills for his size – and his ability to find the ball, toss aside his block, and make a play – he can single-handedly destroy opponents’ rushing attacks. Even if he offers nothing as a pass-rusher, a player this much of a nuisance on early downs is still worth an early pick. Davis’ presence makes it easier to force third-and-longs, where the pass-rush can go to work. And if a ridiculous athletic profile hints at even a little bit of untapped potential for getting after the quarterback himself, watch out.

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