Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis visiting multiple teams prior to the NFL Draft

Georgia DT Jordan Davis will visit with the multiple teams ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft, according to a league source.

One of the biggest, most powerful, and fastest players for his size to enter the league in NFL history, Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis is in heavy demand. Besides accurately throwing out the first pitch at a recent Atlanta Braves game, the Charlotte, North Carolina, native has been racking up frequent flier miles. That includes visits with the Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys for the projected first-round NFL Draft pick, according to a league source.

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Jordan Davis meeting multiple teams prior to the 2022 NFL Draft

Besides those in-person meetings with NFL teams, sources emphasized that Davis has drawn considerable interest during his steady interactions with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.

Davis ran a staggering 4.78 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, second-fastest among all defensive tackles, displaying why he’s so fast in pursuit of the football.

It’s the fourth-fastest 40-yard dash of any defensive tackle. And no defensive player over 310 pounds has ever run a faster time. His explosiveness was off the charts, especially for a 6’6″, 340-pounder.

Additionally, Davis finished second among defensive tackles with a 32″ vertical leap. His 10’3″ broad jump is the longest of any defensive tackle, better than Aaron Donald, Geno Atkins, and Gerald McCoy’s respective numbers at past Combines.

Davis’ Combine performance earned an extremely rare perfect 10-point grade according to the Relative Athletic Score (RAS).

Accomplished football player

A former freshman All-American and All-SEC freshman selection, Davis recorded 25 tackles and 1.5 sacks as a freshman for Georgia. He had 18 tackles (4.5 for loss) and 2.5 sacks as a sophomore. In his junior campaign, Davis was named second-team All-Conference as he finished with 16 tackles and 1 sack.

As a senior, Davis was a consensus All-American and All-SEC selection who won the Chuck Bednarik Award (given to the best defensive player) and Outland Trophy (awarded to the best interior lineman). He had 32 tackles (5.5 for losses) and 2 sacks for the reigning national champions.

Davis prepares with former NFL defensive end Chuck Smith, one of the top private pass-rushing coaches.

“I’m a repetition guy,” Davis said at the Combine. “I keep working, so it’s stuck in my brain. You watch the people who do it well in the NFL, and you try to add it to your toolbox. Chuck Smith told me to not confine myself to a certain box. You can always be an athlete.”

Aaron Wilson is the NFL Insider for Pro Football Network. Follow him on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL.


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