Jordan Davis is the last man in the Eagles’ defensive tackle rotation

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The Eagles took defensive tackle Jordan Davis with the 13th overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft expecting him to make a big impact, but in the first game of his NFL career, he didn’t do much.

Davis played just 22 snaps, the fewest of the five defensive tackles on the Eagles’ roster, recording one solo tackle and one assisted tackle, with no sacks or quarterback hits. Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said that’s just where Davis is in the defensive tackle rotation.

“We have a rotation that we felt good about, we felt like with the way we went about the game, that was our rotation. Sometimes they’re going to get different reps,” Sirianni said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “That’s just the way it played out with Jordan Davis.”

Davis said he’s OK with his role on the defensive line.

We rotate, so it’s good,” Davis said, via NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. “Same thing at Georgia. At Georgia we rotated, here we rotate. Whenever my number is called, I know I’m ready. Obviously as you go on you’re going to feel a little bit tired but that’s the game, right? Everybody’s tired. Conditioning-wise, I feel great.”

The Eagles have to hope that Davis can work his way into the starting lineup soon.

8 responses to “Jordan Davis is the last man in the Eagles’ defensive tackle rotation

  1. The funny thing is that with Davis on the field, the Lions averaged 2.9ypc rushing. Without him, 10ypc. So he has an impact in taking up blockers, it just doesn’t show on the stat sheet.

  2. As a close friend of the organization you will notice they are slowly putting the rookies in i.e. Davis, Dean and Beef Jurgy. Why throw them in full throttle if they don’t have to in their first ever NFL game. let them adjust

  3. 50DrunksInABar says:
    September 13, 2022 at 3:37 pm
    The funny thing is that with Davis on the field, the Lions averaged 2.9ypc rushing. Without him, 10ypc. So he has an impact in taking up blockers, it just doesn’t show on the stat sheet.

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    Doesn’t show on the stat sheet? then where’d ya get those stats?

    I’m sure the coaches are aware of this, but don’t want to put too much on Davis’s plate too soon.

  4. That’s a mistake. I’ve watched and rewatched the game, and he outplayed Fletcher Cox against the run.

  5. This was expected. The highest snap count he played was his final year in Georgia, 378 snaps That same amount over 17 games is 22.23. I wouldn’t be surprised to see his snap count double late in the season.

  6. That’s not Sirianni that’s delusional. That’d be Jonathan Gannon, defensive coordinator. Sirianni is an offense guy. Gannon runs the D. Really not sold on Gannon. I was amazed he was getting legitimate head coaching opportunities this past offseason.

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