How has the Eagles’ first-round rookie, Jordan Davis, done in his first month in the NFL?
Shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles ended their 2021-2022 season with a 31-15 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs, thoughts immediately turned to the offseason. As is the case every year, there was an NFL Draft that would take place in April. There was optimism leading up to the selection meeting that would continue through the preseason. Part of the reason for that was they had landed the draft’s best interior lineman, Jordan Davis, formerly of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Davis is a freakishly talented defensive tackle. Philadelphia got tremendous value for those other two first-rounders. One was mortgaged in a package to acquire wide receiver A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans. The other was part of a deal struck with the New Orleans Saints.
Much is expected of Davis and for good reason. After all, he was the 13th-overall selection in the draft, and Philadelphia traded up to get him. Things haven’t begun with a bang, but that’s perfectly fine. There’s reason to be excited. Here are three reasons why that’s the case.