Cleveland Browns Draft: 3 Early Possible DT Targets in 2023
Cleveland Browns DT Target No. 3: Tyler Davis
In the matter of size, Clemson’s Tyler Davis sits in between Ika and Kancey. He’s listed at 6-foot-6 and weighs 300 pounds. However, the argument could be made that he’s the most “pro-ready” of these three prospects. If the Browns are lucky, he’ll be available in the second round.
In his last two seasons, Davis has amassed 5.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for a loss so far. One of the most talented defensive tackles in the ACC, Davis is quite the beloved prospect for PFF. His run defense grade of 81.2 is exceptional.
Despite the weight, Davis has remarkable speed, and that’s not just a blanket statement. He once chased down Wake Forest’s A.T. Perry, one of 2023’s top wideouts, nearly 50 yards, and he nearly caught Perry. That should tell you he’s got an insane motor and, on top of that, noteworthy will. He’s looking to finish every play, regardless of whether it’s a pass or running down. The Browns could use that effort within their interior.
All things considered, Davis’s sideline-to-sideline speed is notable for someone his size. In addition, Davis has more than enough burst to be a menace in pass rushing, not just stopping the run or screenplays. He has massive hands, and, possessing excellent awareness, he’ll never take his eyes off of the quarterback. He’ll make a play even if it’s one that doesn’t show up on the highlight reel.
At the same time, Davis is more than capable of overwhelming a blocker (even the occasional double-team) and will nail the quarterback as he did against Wake Forest.
If the Browns can pair Davis with a solid veteran free agent signing, watch out.