Linebacker| Florida| Senior
Height:6-foot-1*|Weight: *238 pounds
2016: Started all nine games he played; totaled 60 tackles (29 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and four pass breakups; Davis' tackle total ranked second on the Gators, despite being carted off against Missouri—he returned to action two weeks later against Georgia and recorded seven tackles and two quarterback hurries; named Second-Team All-SEC by coaches and to SEC Football Community Service Team; one of five finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and Butkus Award
Career:Started 23 of 44 games played; totaled 205 tackles (102 solo), 20 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, nine pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one interception; was named team's Special Teams MVP as a true freshman in 2013 when he started one of the 12 games he played; made one start and played in nine games before an injury in 2014; started 12 games as a junior in 2015 and finished second on the team with 98 tackles and third with 11 tackles for loss
Davis did not participate in drills at the combine because of his recovery from the high-ankle sprain. The numbers below are results from Florida's Pro Day on March 28, reported by Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times.
40-yard dash: 4.56 seconds
Broad jump: 10 feet, 9 inches
Vertical jump: 38.5 inches
Summary:Lance Zierlein wrote in Davis' pre-draft bio that Florida coaches "are effusive in their praise of his leadership, work ethic and character." Zierlein noted Davis' consistency in wrapping up tackles, his ability to redirect tight ends during 1-on-1 coverage and that he's athletic enough to spy mobile quarterbacks.
Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Davis as the third-best linebacker in this year's draft class, two spots ahead of his former Gators teammate Alex Anzalone. Bucky Brooks listed Davis as the third-best inside linebacker, calling him a "solid" playmaker with "excellent communication skills and outstanding athletic ability." Daniel Jeremiah slotted Davis as the 29th overall prospect and third linebacker in his top 50 prospects list.
View images of Florida LB Jarrad Davis.
Probably 'Will': Jeremiah wrote that Davis has "ideal size, toughness and range," crediting the linebacker's instincts and the way he attacks blockers, but said Davis can improve against the pass, particularly when dropping into a zone.
Asked at the combine about the linebacker position that he thinks he will play in the NFL, Davis said, "I feel like, honestly, I can play anywhere. I will play for any team. It doesn't really matter where I go. But probably, my rookie year I see myself as a Will (weakside linebacker), playing on the weakside and really just learning everything. I feel confident enough that I could play Mike (middle linebacker) or Will in almost any defense. There's a couple of schemes that fit me better, but you go and you just learn. You've gotta make sure you learn everything."
Davis and the Gators primarily lined up in a 4-3 front but occasionally offered a 3-4 look.
"We had a couple packages like that," Davis said. "It would be something that would be somewhat foreign to me, but you've just gotta put the time in. If you put the time into anything, whatever you put in is exactly what you're gonna get out."