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  • Jarrad Davis

    I know we've got a long ways to go, but he seems to be slipping down draft boards lately. Is there a scenario where we can maybe trade up for him in the 2nd? Randy Shannon, who has coached a ton of terrific LBs, raved about him. He sealed with a hamstring injury this year and fought his *** of to play through it. Eventually he had to sit down and Florida's defense took a noticeable hit with him off of the field. Foster will be long gone and I have some issues with Cunningham (although he has a tremendous ceiling). I like Davis I just don't know where we'd have the opportunity to draft him.

  • #2
    There are Ray Lewis comparisons with this guy.

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    • #3
      Love his style of play. Injuries are a concern with him though
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      • #4
        Since there has been a lot of talk about Cunningham in the 1st, which I wouldn't mind, I figured I would get this thread going again as he is a LB option in the 2nd. Just watched him for the 1st time (his game vs. Bama) and did not come away impressed. He clearly struggles reading plays and disengaging from blockers when compared to Cunningham and he doesn't have the same quickness.

        If anybody wants to offer their thoughts here is the link to his tape vs bama...sure they do have a lot of NFL talent, but Davis did not impress imo:
        http://draftbreakdown.com/video/jarr...-alabama-2016/
        1. Ryan Ramcyzk, OT, Wisconsin
        2. Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
        3. Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama
        4. Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma

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        • #5
          Originally posted by paul98 View Post
          Since there has been a lot of talk about Cunningham in the 1st, which I wouldn't mind, I figured I would get this thread going again as he is a LB option in the 2nd. Just watched him for the 1st time (his game vs. Bama) and did not come away impressed. He clearly struggles reading plays and disengaging from blockers when compared to Cunningham and he doesn't have the same quickness.

          If anybody wants to offer their thoughts here is the link to his tape vs bama...sure they do have a lot of NFL talent, but Davis did not impress imo:
          http://draftbreakdown.com/video/jarr...-alabama-2016/
          I believe he was hurt going into that game

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          • #6
            I like Davis, not in love with him, but the he's okay. Maybe in the 2nd depending on where we stand TE, DT, and OL wise come draft day
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            • #7
              Looking at the measurables for Cunningham and Davis

              Cunningham
              6'3"
              234 Lbs
              Bench 15
              34.4 Arms
              9.25 Hands
              4.67 40
              35" Vert
              10.4" Broad

              Davis
              6'1"
              238 Lbs
              33.5 Arms
              9.75 Hands
              He did NOT participate in most of combine track/field testing

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              • #8
                Right now -- I'm feeling a 1st round LB pick.

                Maybe I'm way off but IMO I'm thinking Reese will figure out DT and SAM positions prior to the draft and if that is the case he will go into the draft feeling very comfortable with our DL and Secondary.

                He may think adding a top flight play-making WIL LB could take the D to another level.

                I'm thinking Cunningham may be that guy unless the whole Vandy pro-day visit was a un-Giant like smoke screen.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BleedingBlue123 View Post
                  Looking at the measurables for Cunningham and Davis

                  Cunningham
                  6'3"
                  234 Lbs
                  Bench 15
                  34.4 Arms
                  9.25 Hands
                  4.67 40
                  35" Vert
                  10.4" Broad

                  Davis
                  6'1"
                  238 Lbs
                  33.5 Arms
                  9.75 Hands
                  He did NOT participate in most of combine track/field testing
                  i wouldnt mind Davis in the 2nd, but from watching the film, Cunningham is much better than Davis. If i had a choice between the two, no doubt i go Cunningham.

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                  • #10
                    OVERVIEW (5.91 Rating)
                    The Gators collectively held their breath in October 2016, as Davis was taken off the field with a left leg injury. He attempted to play through that injury, but suffered another a couple of weeks later and had to sit out three games and most of a fourth. League coaches appreciated his leadership and production (60 tackles, six for loss, four pass breakups) enough to vote him second-team All-SEC, however. Davis built a reputation in his first three years, stepping in right away as a true freshman to play in every game (one start, 24 tackles, two for loss) and earn the team's Most Valuable Player on special teams. He was a key reserve in 2014, as well, before missing the last three games with an injury (23 tackles, one for loss.) Finally getting a chance to start as a junior, Davis didn't disappoint with 98 tackles, 11 for loss, 3.5 sacks and four pass breakups.

                    ANALYSIS

                    STRENGTHS Angular build with long limbs and a shredded physique. Excellent flexibility throughout his trunk. Can twist and turn to slither into gaps. Plus acceleration to chase all over the field. Scouts say coaches are effusive in their praise of his leadership, work ethic and character. Can be rude to company. Erupts from coiled hips with a jarring pop under the pads of oncoming blockers. Runs downhill with choppy steps in balanced, tackle-ready position. Effective in spy role with athleticism to mirror mobile quarterbacks. Has closing burst that could become a weapon as a blitzer. Wrap-up tackler with strong finishing rate. Improved his discipline pursuing to the sideline. Did a better job of leveraging running backs against the boundary. Forceful redirect of tight ends out of their routes. Good peripheral helps him spot crossing routes without having to drop eyes from the quarterback. Has athletic tools to become better in coverage.

                    WEAKNESSES Downhill routes to the ball can be problematic. Will step too far downhill and get trapped in traffic on counters or bounces to the perimeter. Needs to play with more consistent technique and positioning to properly leverage his gaps against gap plays. Lateral scrapes sometimes lack patience forcing him to overrun run fits and open cutback lanes. Sometimes prioritizes attacking blockers too high. Has to get better at seeing and working past the blocker and toward the runner rather than issuing so many physical challenges that get him behind in pursuit. Could improve with greater stick-and-move hand work to keep himself clean. Struggles to free himself when snatched by blocker. Average instincts create inefficiency with early, post-snap movement.

                    SOURCES TELL US "He's good. I don't care about some of those holes you are talking about. Kill him so maybe somebody will listen to you and he can fall to us. We'll take him." -- AFC executive
                    NFL COMPARISON Shaq Thompson
                    BOTTOM LINE Praised for both his football and personal character, Davis has athletic gifts to go along with the character traits teams are looking for. His ability to cover ground, operate with loose hips in space, and finish his tackles make him a draft favorite for some teams. While it is easy to fall in love with the traits and potential, Will have to take better routes to the ball and learn to keep himself clean against blocks. Should be able to compete for an early starting job as a 4-3 outside backer.
                    -Lance Zierlein (nfl.com)
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                    • #11
                      OVERVIEW (5.94 Rating)
                      Alabama may have overlooked Cunningham in the recruiting process due to his lean frame (he had 194 tackles, 41 for loss, 12 sacks as the state's 5A Lineman of the Year in 2012), but NFL scouts won't. He started the final five games of the year for the Commodores as a redshirt freshman (67 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.5), and then starting the final nine in 2015, eventually leading the team in tackles for loss (16.5) and forced fumbles (four) in a first-team All-SEC effort. Cunningham led Vandy with 125 tackles in another first-team all-conference season, with 16.5 tackles for loss. He also garnered first-team Associated Press All-American honors as a junior, proving his explosion on the national college football scene.
                      ANALYSIS

                      STRENGTHS Play-making machine. Plays on a downhill tilt and is always looking to draw first blood. Fast to see it, process and respond. Creates tackles for losses by shooting gaps at appropriate angles. Has a good feel for blockers and uses varied speeds and subtle upper body turns to avoid blockers on second level. Quick in his lateral scrape and races ahead of blockers. Keeps play-side shoulder uncovered when flowing to the ball. Football magnet with outstanding tackle production and ability to create and recover turnovers. Rangy long strider with instincts and play speed to carry him from sideline to sideline in search of the ball. Has extended tackle radius. Durable and reliable. Has the athleticism and awareness to handle man coverage responsibilities against running backs and tight ends. Quick to trigger on throws from zone and limit yards after catch.

                      WEAKNESSES Angular build with high waist and skinny legs. Lack of power in his lower body creates issues with contact balance for him. Plays behind his shoulder rather than behind his hands in take-on situations. Can get entangled against size and slow to disengage. Doesn't have play strength to fight past angle blocks once they land. Will need to work to keep shoulders squared in his attack. Leveraging his gap and standing his ground could be a challenge. Not a banger or a bend-and-strike finisher. Tends to attack ball carriers up high rather than down low and will slide off of too many would-be tackles.

                      SOURCES TELL US "He needs to be uncovered so he can fly around and just go get the ball. He didn't have much help over there and he took it upon himself to make as many plays as possible. I love that mindset." AFC East regional scout
                      NFL COMPARISON Alec Ogletree

                      BOTTOM LINE Cunningham's missed tackles and lack of desired play strength could bother teams, but his consistent production is hard to ignore. Cunningham is a rangy, three-down linebacker who has a nose for the ball and special teams value. His downhill approach is made for attacking 4-3 defenses and Cunningham could become a good, early starter as a run-and-chase weak-side linebacker.
                      -Lance Zierlein
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NYGfanSTRICK View Post
                        Love his style of play. Injuries are a concern with him though
                        I saw some film of him and he's really impressive. His burst of speed, the way he hits is like he doesn't care about his body though. He seems to get injured every year he's been in football. There's such high risk with him being injured. What a shame. I'd say he should be considered a "red flag" because of those injuries.

                        Mayock has him higher than Cunningham in his latest rankings (posted today).
                        Last edited by compaqnigg; 03-22-2017, 02:07 PM.

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