I loved this read. It's special when an all-world talent such as Revis takes the time to acknowledge/appreciate/talk up a rookie prospect. Gives that rookie even more confidence to continue doing what he's been doing. Must've been a humbling experience once Davis heard how Revis mentioned his name.
As far as physical ability, this kid seems to be something gifted in the making.
Vilma ran a 4.65, 37 inch vert, 23 bench reps, 6.67 three cone drill, 4.20 short shuttle and posted a 10 foot 1 inch broad jump coming out of college.
Davis ran a 4.61, 38.5 inch vert, 32 bench reps, 7.19 three cone drill, 4.28 short shuttle and posted a 10 foot 4 inch broad jump heading into the draft.
4.40 was the fastest 40 time ever recorded at the combine, in regards to the LB position that is. Davis ran a 4.61. Which was fast enough to rank him 4th amongst linebackers coming out of this years draft class. We all asked for speed at the MLB position last season, we drafted just that in Demario Davis. Kid is very fast. Which is something our front 7 (outside of Maybin) has lacked; pure speed. Speaking of Maybin, we all thought Maybin is blazing fast? Wait until we see Demario Davis. Maybin only ran a 4.89 coming out of college. Demario Davis currently runs a 4.61. He also put up 32 bench reps. Which was good enough to rank 2nd amongst linebackers coming out of this years draft class. Only one LB could out bench Davis, a kid by the name of Ronnell Lewis, he set the LB record during this years combine with 36 reps. Kid is very powerful, full of bruit strength. Davis also ranked 2nd out of all LB's in vertical jumping ability, his vert measured out at 38.5; only behind Mychal Kendricks who posted a vert jump of 39.5. Outside of the wide receiver position, Demario's vertical jump was good enough to land 5th place of all players coming out. He posted a 10'4'' broad jump as well. Good enough to place 2nd, behind only Mychal Kendricks who set the bar with a 10'7'' broad jump. AJ Hawk still holds the record of 11'1" (in regards to linebackers that is).
2nd in bench pressing, 2nd highest vertical jump, 2nd furthest broad jump, 4th in the 40 yard dash, 5th in the 60 yard shuttle, 7th in the 20 yard shuttle and 13th in the 3 cone drill. Based off of only combine performance as well as intangibles, it would appear as if the Jets landed a top 5 linebacker talent. Kid has all the athletic ability in the world, his leadership potential is what could turn him into something special over the coming years.
If Demario Davis is as advertised? Both Aaron Maybin and Demario Davis could provide our front 7 with the type of speed that we've needed for a couple of years now. Coples is also very athletic. I like what we're doing on the defensive side of the ball. His development as a rookie could become pivotal to our defensive success this up coming season. If he's able to spell Bart Scott as our 3rd IMLB, Scott could end up having a very solid/healthy season. If he's able to impact as a rookie, he could possibly man down the MLB position when running a 4-3 defensive scheme, because we all know that neither Harris nor Scott have the sideline to sideline speed/quickness to cause havoc as an MLB when running a 4-3 defense. Demario Davis just might.
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