Jordan Davis shows incredible speed at 341 pounds

NFL: MAR 04 Scouting Combine
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Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis put on a shocking display in the 40-yard dash today at the Scouting Combine.

The 6-foot-6, 341-pound Davis ran the 40 in an official time of 4.78 seconds, a stunning show of speed for a player that size.

That’s the fastest 40-yard dash ever at the Combine for a player that big. The only player even in the same vicinity as Davis in both size and speed is Dontari Poe, who ran a 4.89-second 40 at 346 pounds at the 2012 Combine.

Davis isn’t just a workout warrior; he won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the best defensive player in college football last year, and also won the Outland Trophy as the best lineman in college football.

26 responses to “Jordan Davis shows incredible speed at 341 pounds

  1. Somewhere in Cape Cod, the worst GM in NY Giants history Dave Gettleman just fell in “full bloom love.”

  2. always risky drafting big men who lose weight .. plenty choose the fork in the end.

  3. bostonblows says:

    March 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Eagles at 15, 16, 19 are a strong candidate for his services
    Only if their trading up for him. Doubt he falls out of the top 12, he was already thought of as a top 20 or 15 pick. With workouts like that he like clinched that 8 to 12 range.

  4. Besides pulling and for about 3 milliseconds in zone blocking schemes he would never need run anywhere his full speed.

    Football is a game of short, calculated bursts.

    And with the extinction of kickoffs and punts on the horizon running full speed is not applicable and just a window dressing

  5. “Besides pulling and for about 3 milliseconds in zone blocking schemes he would never need run anywhere his full speed.”

    He’s a defensive tackle, not offensive tackle. That speed could actually be useful to get around interior offensive lineman and get to the QB faster. Rookie to pro comparisons are foolish at this point so this should be taken with a grain of salt, but he’s a Vince Wilfork or Vita Vea type without the 5.10 40 times. To have a guy that big but also explosively fast, he could still end up being a bust, but it gives great Aaron Donald style potential as a pass rushing DT (donald’s 40 was slightly faster at 4.68) while also being 57 pounds heavier than Donald. He could be scary if that potential is successfully tapped.

  6. It’s so hard to evaluate players off loaded college teams. That’s why there are a decent number of whiffs. Alabama is a good recent example. Georgia’s whole draft eligible defense could get drafted, especially the front 7. Who knows how they project without all that talent around them?

  7. Would love to have him on my team (the lowly Lions) but could say the same about a dozen players in this year’s draft, it’s awesome.

  8. Given that there are no outstanding QB’s in the draft and the fact that there are many WR’s and quite a few CB’s, I can see him going in the top 5 or 6.

  9. Holy Mackerel. His fastest competition today was the combine Toxicologist. I’ll bet they jetted to check him out as soon as he finished his run.

  10. He will get over drafted. Really good player but is probably best suited as a NT. He is freak athlete though. Maybe he can play in traditional 4-3. I hope he goes to a 3-4 team though. He will be a run game wrecker as a NT. I fear he will bust out if a 4-3 team takes him, through no fault of his own.

  11. Superior athletes like Jordan are why Georgia kicked Michigan’s backsides in the National Semifinal two months ago. The Bulldogs had more of them than the Wolverines did.

  12. Barring injuries that can happen to anyone this guy will play for 10 to 15 years. And 341 is small for him. He reminds me of a more athletic Ted Washington.

  13. I’m wondering which one of my hamstrings would blow first ? I’m betting the both one.

  14. A 1.68 ten yard split too, that’s in elite territory for any d lineman let alone a 340 lb. DT. With him, Wyatt and Walker this year and Carter next year Georgia might have been playing with 4 first round picks on the d line alone this season.

  15. The best 300+ pound player’s time in the 40 at the combine was Terron Armstead’s official time of 4.71. He turned out to be pretty good and there was talk of converting him to TE after he posted that time. His biggest problem is being able to stay on the field.

  16. Ok as a Lions fan I know we have been discussing DEs that rush the passer but, yes please. Watched that machine roll up my gators into little bitty meatballs. Then watched it again vS UM, then again vS Alabama. That’s enough tape for me against the top tier. The measurable come out this good he should be in consideration. Anchor DTs who can destroy a double team are worth the high assets to acquire even if sacks aren’t coming in bushels

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