Jarrad Davis brings talent and experience to the NFL
College teams that are contenders on a yearly basis are usually talent-heavy, and so guys don’t get a lot of time to shine, as they’re behind other NFL talent for much of their time. Jarrad Davis is one of the few that has plenty of experience going into the draft.
Davis was a productive player at Florida. He’s quick and closes quickly on the ball, allowing him to make a lot of plays. He’s a sure tackler, and moves pretty well in traffic, and he makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. His experience is valuable as well, and will be noted by scouts.
Once again, the area of concern is in the passing game for Davis. His aggressiveness sometimes causes him to take himself out of plays, and he will need to work on his coverage skills to be an every down linebacker.
Davis seems likely to be a day two pick, and adding an athletic linebacker with experience will be considered. If Minter isn’t brought back, it’s a move that makes sense for the team. He could be a steal.