Prospect No. 2 – Jordan Davis, Defensive Tackle, Georgia
One of my favorite players in this year’s draft is the big defensive tackle from Georgia, Jordan Davis. Not only is he 6-foot-6, 340 pounds, but the guy also is super athletic for his size, and takes up a ton of space.
The most disappointing position on the defense this year for the Browns has been defensive tackle. At times they have done okay at getting a pass rush, but Malik Jackson has shown he is far past his prime, and Malik McDowell continues to take himself out of plays far too much.
The Browns need a space-eater in the middle like Davis who can be dominant against the run. Not only does he can eat up blocks and still make tackles, but he will also make life much easier on the Browns linebackers to fly around and make plays.
I’m afraid the Browns may be picking too early in the first round to get a guy like Davis. He has a top-15 grade, but with the Texas A&M tackle ranked ahead of Davis, he could be a guy that goes late first-round or very early in the second.
The only concern I have with Davis is his ability to be on the field. He has yet to prove he will be able to be a three-down player in the NFL. He has size and athleticism, but that doesn’t always translate to a pass rush, which the Browns will need up the middle.
Berry may struggle to take a defensive tackle in the first round, but Davis would be perfect for this defense.