6 defensive tackles the Vikings could select in the 2020 NFL Draft

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Raekwon Davis (Alabama)


  • Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 311 pounds

2019 Stats:

  • 47 total tackles (3 for a loss)
  • 0.5 sacks

Following the 2017 season, Raekwon Davis was projected as one of the top prospects on the Crimson Tide defense. With a campaign that saw him rack up 69 total tackles and 8.5 sacks, it seemed like he would become the anchor in an NFL defense for years to come and his career was beginning to take off.

Over the past two seasons at Alabama, however, that upward trajectory leveled off. In fact, you could argue that it declined as Davis’ numbers began to trend in the wrong direction. His senior season stats were not impressive and his 3.9 PRP rating ranked 167th among draft-eligible interior defenders.

So what happened? For starters, Davis admitted that he, “wasn’t focused enough,” during his final season in Tuscaloosa. That may explain why he was given a 63.4 third-down grade by PFF last year and he never really made the jump that people expected from him.

But NFL coaches have an ego about them and if someone sees the potential of Davis regaining his old form, they’ll take a chance. His days of going in the first round are gone, but with a 9-foot-3 broad jump (81st percentile), there’s enough there to make him worth the risk.