5 NFL Combine stars that are rising up the Steelers draft board
By Andrew Falce
Steelers should be interested in Davis
For those of you that have followed along in the pre-draft process with my personal rankings, I have usually excluded Jordan Davis from my consideration due to him being a natural nose tackle. While that is still his best position long-term, Davis had one of, if not the, best combine performances of a player ever. The big man can move, and there is a real case for him to be the Steelers pick in the first round.
Davis is known as a run plugger as a nose tackle with significantly worse skills as a pass rusher. At the next level, he should be able to adequately fill in as a nose tackle early in his career. Given his size and freaky athleticism though, Davis could work well as an end in the Steelers’ defense. He could instantly be a versatile chess piece on an already talented defensive line.
The only question now is if Davis actually falls to pick 20. Based on his testing, there is a good chance other teams scoop him up before the Steelers can. That said, if he is available, the team could put together a dominant line by drafting him. Don’t get me wrong, he has a lot of work to do in order to not be a two-down run stuffer, but Davis would be worth the investment if he were available in the first round.