The performance by Jordan Davis at the NFL Combine, specifically the 40-yard dash, should be enough to terrify any opposing offensive line, running back and quarterback he faces at the NFL level. The question becomes if he will be able to maintain that level of play every down for the duration of drive. There’s no question that Jordan Davis will be a force, but he might need to prove his ability to stay conditioned enough to play every down.
As for his fit with the Chargers, he would join an already impressive defensive front seven with Joey Bosa, Khalil Mack and Jerry Tillery. Davis would plug into the center of the line in rotation with Austin Johnson and Sebastian Joseph-Day. With the pass rush coming from Bosa and Mack, Davis would be entrusted to stopping the run.
With their second pick of the first round, the Philadelphia Eagles stay on the defensive side of the ball in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, but move up front to find an edge rusher in George Karlaftis. With so many edge rushers in the mix and making waves, some are sure to slip through the cracks. Karlaftis could be one.
Karlaftis didn’t have the preseason hype of Thibodeaux or the in-season surge of Hutchinson. He didn’t have the Combine boost of Walker or Johnson. Instead, he’s just been coasting under the radar from the larger conversation. However, he’s right there in the midst of the same conversation as those players.
According to Next Gen Stats, Karlaftis was the third-best defensive end at the NFL Combine behind only Hutchinson and Thibodeaux. If he falls this far, it will be hard for the Eagles, who need a better pass rush after being 31st for sacks, to look away.