- AProjectionRound 1
- Hand9 ⅛
- Arm33 ⅝
Strong Points: Very tall with very long arms. Has the frame to carry 270-plus pounds. Keeps improving each year. Has good play strength and shows some explosiveness. Good-to-real good pass rush skills off the edge and can close off a block. Good ability to defend the run and hold the point. Has some experience dropping into coverage.
Weak Points: Still a raw player. Needs to improve hand use. Almost always plays from a 2-point stance and can get tall at times. He has dropped into coverage but lacks top awareness. Instincts are just adequate. Needs to add some strength to hold up vs. NFL O-Linemen.
The Way We See It: A very interesting mid-major prospect, Davenport keeps ascending as he earns more opportunities. Davenport has an intriguing blend of length and athleticism. Runs well for such a tall guy too. Best utilized as an edge pass rusher. Doesn't play with his hand in the dirt, yet he still has good initial quickness. Needs to improve hand use but still able to generate pressure and can close the deal once he's beaten his blocker. With his height and length, Davenport bats down a lot of balls. Plays the run well but can get tall and does not consistently shed quickly. Has some experience in coverage but lacks the awareness teams prefer. Overall, it's all about upside. Davenport has the traits to become a very good NFL edge pass rusher. Though he is raw, Davenport has shown steady improvement. Will likely start off as a designated pass rusher and earn more playing time as he develops. Will get drafted on what he can be, not what he is now, which means he will go high.