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Former Gators LB Jarrad Davis Looks to Impress at Pro Day

Ari Russell

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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.

Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.

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