Eagles rookie NFL participant comparisons: Jordan Davis


As we do each offseason, we will be evaluating each and every of the Philadelphia Eagles’ learners to present or former NFL gamers. We’re going to get started off the sequence via looking for a comp for first-round defensive take on Jordan Davis.

First, who did Davis say he patterned his sport after?

“I used to take a look at Fletch when I used to be little. Fletch been enjoying since I began being attentive to soccer. It’s indubitably great to be in the similar locker room as him, and get wisdom. I do know I’ll be in just right arms. I’m no longer truly one for comparisons as a result of everyone seems to be other, however I attempt to convey just a little affect every so often and upload just a little wisdom to my ebook.”

During the draft procedure, we pointed to Davis as this yr’s “unicorn,” or participant this is in contrast to any now we have ever noticed. He is 6’6, 341, and he runs a 4.78 with a ten’3″ huge soar. Cross measure your self within the huge soar when you’ve got a loose minute. It is simple sufficient to do. Have somebody cling a measuring tape and let it rip. My wager is that almost all of you (no offense supposed) will fall wanting a 341-pounder’s soar via two or 3 toes.

Other folks with Davis’ mixture of dimension and athleticism merely do not exist in nature.

In truth, should you glance up all of the defensive tackles in NFL historical past who had been a minimum of 6’6 and 340 kilos, you can best to find six of them. Listed below are the ones six gamers with hyperlinks to their spider charts:

  1. Alan Department
  2. Jordan Phillips
  3. Daniel McCullers
  4. T.J. Barnes
  5. Kellen Heard (no chart to be had)
  6. Kwame Geathers

If you happen to clicked on any of the ones (particularly any person as opposed to Department), the ones guys had been simply giant our bodies who could not truly transfer.

And so, discovering a related participant to Davis is somewhat tough. The participant I landed on is Albert Haynesworth. After all, we bear in mind Haynesworth for a large number of the fallacious causes, maximum particularly when he stomped on Cowboys heart Andre Gurode’s face, or most likely this embarrassing second towards the Eagles: 

However for a couple of seasons with the Titans, Haynesworth used to be a beast. He used to be giant, robust, and speedy, and all the way through the 2007 and 2008 seasons, he had 14.5 sacks in 27 video games, incomes first-team All-Professional honors each seasons, with second- and fourth-place finishes in NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months vote casting.

Davis used to be drafted thirteenth general. Haynesworth used to be drafted fifteenth general. Listed below are Haynesworth’s professional day numbers from 2002 (by means of The Athletic), in comparison with Davis’ Mix numbers:

Measurables  Jordan Davis  Albert Haynesworth 
Peak  6’6  6’5 5/8″ 
Weight  341  317 
40 backyard sprint  4.78  4.82 
Vertical soar  32″  30″ 
Vast soar  10’3″  8’7″ 

Once more, it is exhausting to seek out a perfect fit on that entrance as a result of no one in NFL historical past has Davis’ mixture of dimension and athletic trying out measurables. However so far as play taste is going, when he used to be on the most sensible of his sport, Haynesworth may win both along with his brute dimension or his spectacular quickness.

I imagine Davis could be a larger, extra athletic, extra personable, and a lot more motivated model of Haynesworth.


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