Former Florida Gators LB Jarrad Davis will get a chance to show scouts his skill sets when he performs at the Gators Pro Day on March 28th. Davis who was at the combine but didn’t participate in any of the drills, will get all his angles covered on Pro Day.
One of the issues concerning scouts about Davis has been a lingering ankle injury this past season. It’s what kept him from working out at the combine. That said he’s still one of the top LBs heading into the draft.
Davis is 6’2 230lbs. He’s known to be an aggressive player who loves to hit people. He takes good angles, has excellent instincts and a high football IQ. He’s solid in coverage and also has an edge to him as he plays with a certain amount of attitude.
Some of the cons on him is that he isn’t the best athlete at the position and he sometimes looks to hit a player and not secure the tackle. Obviously that ankle injury may play a role in the evaluation process. He isn’t really a big play type of LB, known for forcing fumbles, grabbing a few INTs, not many sacks or tackles for a loss in his career.
What makes Davis so highly rated are his instincts, his intelligence, his leadership and his ability to be able to play in any scheme. Despite not being able to perform at the combine, he’s still a top LB prospect in this draft. With a strong Pro Day on March 28th, he could solidify a first round selection.