5 NFL Combine stars that are rising up the Steelers draft board

Jordan Davis #99 of the Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jordan Davis #99 of the Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis (DL05) Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

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.