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Prospect Profile: UTSA DE Marcus Davenport

Marcus Davenport

Defensive end | Texas-San Antonio | Senior

Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 264 pounds

College Stats

2017: 55 tackles (33 solo), 17 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, four pass breakups, three forced fumbles in 11 games; returned a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown; had at least one TFL in eight games; ranked 10th in FBS with 1.5 TFLs per game; Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year; All-Conference USA First Team; Senior CLASS Award candidate

Career: set school records with 38 tackles for loss, 22 sacks and 21 quarterback hurries; recorded 186 tackles (100 solo), eight pass breakups, six forced fumbles in 46 games (34 starts); All-Conference USA Second Team in 2016; All-Conference USA Honorable Mention in 2015; Reese's Senior Bowl Participant

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.58 seconds (fifth among defensive linemen and edge rushers)
Bench press: 22 reps of 225 pounds
Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches (tied for third among defensive linemen and edge rushers)
Vertical jump: 33.5 inches
3-cone drill: 7.2 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.41 seconds


Summary: The San Antonio native played basketball, ran a leg of 1,600-meter relays and shot put for his high school when he wasn't on the gridiron. Davenport was able to stay close to home and play for a Roadrunners program that launched in 2011. He worked his way up from 2014, **gaining 30 pounds*** *from his sophomore season to his senior season, according to his profile.

Davenport lined up in a two-point stance at UTSA, but NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah wrote that he "could easily play with his hand in the ground as a 4-3 defensive end." Jeremiah listed Davenport as the 10th overall prospect before the combine and 12th after the event and added, "I'm bullish on his future because of his rare size, athleticism and effort."

Stacking up: NFL Media's Mike Mayock ranked Davenport as the **second-best edge rusher** in the draft before and after the combine. NFL Media's Bucky Brooks slotted Davenport at second among defensive ends, noting, he is a "**long, rangy edge player*** *with the combination of speed and quickness to overwhelm blockers. He flashes dominant potential as a rusher, but might need some time to acclimate to the competition at the next level."

Two-year teammates: Davenport teamed with Vikings tight end David Morgan for two seasons at Texas-San Antonio, overlapping from 2014-15. Morgan became the first player drafted in school history when Minnesota selected him in the sixth round in 2016.

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