Reasons to be even more excited about Eagles rookie Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis, #90, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Jordan Davis, #99, Georgia Bulldogs, 2021 (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

1. Jordan Davis is a 22-year-old athletic anomaly (but you already knew that).

Some guys are just different. Jordan Davis came into the 2022 NFL Draft as one of the most intriguing prospects many scouts have ever seen. He stands at six-foot-six. He tips the scales at 336 pounds. He’s a rare combination of size and strength that evokes phrases like ‘one of a kind’.

At the 2022 NFL Draft combine, Jordan Davis put on a show. Showing up at 341 pounds, he showed mastery in every drill. He ran a 4.78-second, 40-yard dash, which ranked second among defensive tackles. The only prospect at his position that was faster was his Georgia teammate, Devonte Wyatt. He ran a 4.77.

Wyatt is three inches shorter than Davis. He only weighs 304 pounds.

Jordan Davis also placed second in the vertical jump (32 inches), this time to Iowa State defensive tackle Eyioma Uwazurike who is also six-foot-six. Davis would produce a first-place finish in the broad jump, ten feet and four inches. That was 11 inches better than the second-place showing.

Some might argue that combine results don’t prove NFL readiness. You would be correct, so let’s talk about production. Jordan Davis put on a show on the playing field as well.

During his final year at the NCAA level, Jordan earned a First-Team All-SEC nod after recording 90 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, and seven sacks as a senior. The hope is that translates to the professional level. Once he settles in and the game sows down, there’s no reason to think it won’t.