4 big winners from the Philadelphia Eagles decision to draft Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
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Eagles rookie Jordan Davis is going to be huge in the NFL (pun intended).

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, we’d like to introduce you to Philadelphia Eagles rookie Jordan Davis. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina where he played at Mallard Creek High School, this six-foot-six, 340-pound future NFL star cut his teeth with the Georgia Bulldogs at the NCAA level before Philly made him the 13th-overall selection of the most recent NFL Draft.

His final year at the collegiate level was his finest, both optically and statistically. He racked up 32 total tackles including five that resulted in a loss of yardage. This while eating a ton of double teams to free up his teammates.

Two sacks and a pass breakup during his final run in Athens ushered him to a First-Team All-SEC nod, a Unanimous All-American nod, the Chuck Bednarik Award, and the Outland Trophy in 2021 while the Dawgs captured the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy.

In his NFL pre-draft profile, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein gave him a grade of 6.50, meaning he has ‘boom-or-bust potential. Make no mistake about it though. He’ll make an impact, one that should come early.

This young man is a stud athlete. It’s hard to run the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds. Doing so at 340 pounds is otherworldly. Times certainly have changed, haven’t they? The human race continues to evolve, and during his rookie season, Jordan Davis is going to turn heads. He’s also going to create opportunities for his teammates.

Here are four beneficiaries from his addition to the Eagles nest.