Raiders News: Georgia’s defensive outlook steals the show
The Las Vegas Raiders only employ one defensive tackle at the moment. Andrew Billings leads a one-on-one show before free agency begins.
Dave Ziegler and his scouting department will try to find depth, and the draft could be a great place to start. The inside defensive position got a chance to show off their skills and athleticism on Saturday night. Three Georgia Bulldogs players did not disappoint.
Jordan Davis stole the show with a monster night. His 4.78 dash for 40 yards at 341 pounds was outstanding and added a vertical leap of 32 inches and 10’3. Davis’ strip doesn’t match his athleticism at the moment, but teams will try their luck with the vision to improve as a pass thrower.
Jordan Davis has currently been tested as the most athletic defensive tackle in the league. #RAS database, with its 20 unofficial fractions.
Most nose tackles skip agility drills, and if he’s done, then he’s the better dog. pic.twitter.com/AF995HJWmk
—Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) March 5, 2022
Devonta Wyatt is Georgia’s polished player. He was disruptive against the pass and the run in 2021. At 304 pounds, Wyatt ran a 4.77 40-yard dash with an unofficial 1.66 10-yard split. Joey Bosa had a 1.65 spread for comparison.
After completing his combined practice, Travon Walker could be Georiga’s first defensive player to come off the board. His 4.51 40-yard dash at 272 pounds is unreal with a 35-inch vertical leap. That kind of athleticism makes Walker an intriguing player for the next level.
Saturday night showed why the Bulldogs were national champions.
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