NT – #99 Georgia
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Mallard Creek (Charlotte, NC)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8858)
Phil Steele: PS#39
Jordan Davis scouting report
Very decent speed for a man of his size. Lost a good bit of weight during the season in 2021 to prepare for an NFL role. Has the upper body strength to impact the play while engaged with an offensive lineman. Ridiculous drive ability when he wants to. An absolute brute. Game changer.
Excellent first step burst. Comes off of the line like a demon. Very, very explosive athlete. Drew double teams almost constantly from the opposing side. Won a good percentage of his double team pulls. Surprising athletic ability combined with his brute strength allowed him to dominate often. Flashes some good hand usage with his ability to swim and make other simple moves work. Doesn’t show a lot of finesse ability overall. Strong upper body and arms. Hand strength is good.
Good tackler overall. Wraps up well and has extraordinary range to wrap ball carrier up. Strong gap defender. Surprisingly good in pursuit. Doesn’t offer a lot of range, but works off blocks well to impact the play as soon as he’s able. Very instinctive defensive tackle. Pass rushing upside as an interior disrupter, but not particularly great at it.
When looking for a 3-4 nose tackle, Jordan Davis fits just about every major requirement for a player in that scheme. He has the size, the strength, and the athletic ability to fill that role. When checking off the boxes, it’s almost all positive. However, his snap count is what isn’t positive, and that’s the concern going to the NFL level. How many downs can Davis actually be on the field for?
Jordan Davis has all of the makings of being a first-round pick with his size, strength, and explosive ability even at that size. We like him as a first-round prospect and suspect he will have a very successful NFL career in whatever capacity his role ends up taking him.