Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Marcus Davenport

Defensive end
School: UTSA | Conference: C-USA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-6 / 264 | 40: 4.58 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
4.44
Projected Round
1st
Bio: 
Three-year starter who was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and tied for second in the conference with 17 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks, making 55 tackles and forcing three fumbles in 2017. Earned Second Team All-Conference USA honors and led UTSA with 6.5 sacks while adding 68 tackles (10 for loss) and one forced fumble as a junior. Named Honorable Mention All-Conference USA and made 49 tackles (7.5 for loss) with four sacks and two forced fumbles in 2015. Recorded 14 tackles and 2.5 sacks as a true freshman.
Pos: 
Impactful pass rusher who can be an overwhelming force. Fluid moving laterally, breaks down well and displays good change of direction. Powerful, holds his ground against blocks and runs over opponents to get to the action. Strong for his size, agile and rarely off his feet. Plays with balance and body control. Slides down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action, plays with a nasty attitude and always looks to get involved. Effectively fights with his hands, jolts blockers with violent punch to protect himself and gets a lot of momentum going up the field.
Neg: 
Displays average quickness off the snap. Lack of bulk is an issue. Often just pins his ears back, rushes up the field and overruns the play.
Analysis: 
Davenport was a dominant defender at the college level and offers a good amount of upside for the NFL. He’s a terrific pass rusher who must improve the details of his position and fill out his frame to meet his potential. There may be bumps in the road early in Davenport’s NFL career, but if properly coached, he has a bright future as a starter.