5. Georgia’s Defensive Line stole the show
Georgia’s defensive linemen did at the combine what they did the entire 2021 season: dominate. The main story was Jordan Davis, who recorded an unworldly 4.78 40 time at 341 pounds. Davis also showed excellent explosion with a 32 inch vertical and 10 foot three-inch broad jump. Davis’ combine week is on par with Tristan Wirfs’ 2020 combine as one of the greatest ever.
Davis wasn’t alone either. Fellow DL Devonte Wyatt ran a 4.77 40 at 304 pounds, and Travon Walker ran a 4.51 at 270, which is a combine best for a defensive lineman. As two players projected as late first-early second-rounders, both Wyatt and Davis may have made themselves a lot of money at the combine and secured spots in the first round. The type of explosion they have at the size is incredibly rare, and NFL teams definitely took notice of that.
Wyatt, Walker, and Davis perfectly illustrate the evolution of linemen. These players don’t get the same type of recognition as the skill position players, but they are physical freaks in their own right and some of the best athletes this planet has to offer. They also showed what made Georgia’s defense so unstoppable, and their athleticism should easily translate to the next level.