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Marcus Davenport OMFG!!!

Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:34 pm

I put this together last night after watching film on Davenport. I would be thrilled if the Bears took him at #8...

EDGE Marcus Davenport (UTSA) 6’7” 256 lbs

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Is Marcus Davenport the next DeMarcus Ware? Yes, Davenport played at a small school with seemingly lower competition. But so did Ware when he was in college. Some people will not be able to get over that fact, but all the attributes are there on display every single game no matter the competition.

Davenport is an absolute freak of nature athletically. He was actually converted from a WR if you could believe that. With his huge frame he could easily put on more mass if he needs to. Physically and athletically, Davenport could be the highest ceiling player in the NFL.

UTSA plays a 3-4 defense, but Davenport is not used like a conventional OLB. He’s usually lined up in a stand up stance all alone on the left side of the line. While traditional OLB’s have a 5 tech next to them to take on an initial block from the OT or to cover the inside run, Davenport is held responsible for the entire left side the line.

This means that he’s the RT’s sole responsibility and the RG can easily come help with a double team. This also means that Davenport is responsible for any inside runs to his side. He has to show incredible discipline to cover the run as well as trying to get around the corner to rush the QB. He cannot line up wide like most OLB’s have the luxury of doing. But none of this even matters, because Davenport is virtually unblockable either way. And he’s equally as great against the run as rushing the QB.

Length/Hands

Because of his freakish length, Davenport easily keeps offensive linemen off of him at the point of impact. Rarely could an offensive tackle get into Davenport’s body because of his long arms. And when he got his arms on you, he knew what to do.

Here, Davenport effortlessly keeps the RT off of him with his long arms, and then he drops him to the ground. The OT should have faked an injury and get carted off the field as far away from Davenport as possible...

LENGTH #1

If he doesn’t get to the QB, he well contest the pass with those long arms and 6’7” frame...

LENGTH #2

The combination of first step acceleration, length, and hand usage is on display here...

LENGTH #3

Here again the RT just can’t get anywhere near Davenport...

LENGTH #4

Power

Davenport is not the biggest guy in the world at 256 lbs, but the power he generates is nothing short of remarkable.

Here Davenport beats the LT right at the point of impact and drives him violently into the QB...

POWER #1

Here is an initial double team that Davenport just powers right through...

POWER #2

This time Davenport takes on the guard and almost drops him on his ass...

POWER #3

Here Davenport craters the entire right side of the offensive line...

POWER #4

Speed

When Davenport is not going through blockers, he uses his incredible first step acceleration to get around them and his sheer speed to get to ball carriers.

Here Davenport gets to the RB before the QB even has a chance to hand it off to him...

SPEED #1

This is one of those plays that you just have to see to believe. It also highlights his discipline against the run...

SPEED #2

Davenport speed rushes right by the RT...

SPEED #3

Demonstrating his ridiculous closing speed...

SPEED #4

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Davenport is relentless. He will not stop until he gets to the ball carrier. His will and determination is impressive. This is something coaches will fall in love with.

I couldn’t help but just laugh after watching this play. Davenport comes screaming through the interior of the offensive line, misses the sack and falls 5 yards behind the QB, but gets back up and is in on the tackle of the QB scrambling out of the pocket. LOL...

MOTOR #1

Relentless pursuit of the qb...

MOTOR #2

No matter how many blockers you put in front of him, Davenport will not stop working...

MOTOR #3

Bottom line

Yes, this is a risky pick, but the rewards could be great. Davenport has all the talent to be able to terrorize NFL Qb’s.

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Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:08 pm

Yeah he has been mentioned on quite a few web sites. The senior bowl practices will be interesting for him. The little bit I have watched of him, he looks great.
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:10 pm

Ps your motor 2 and 3 are princess bride and video game clips.
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mmmc_35 wrote:Ps your motor 2 and 3 are princess bride and video game clips.
LMAO! Fixed
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Adipost wrote:
mmmc_35 wrote:Ps your motor 2 and 3 are princess bride and video game clips.
LMAO! Fixed
Power 2 is a dude driving his car.


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Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:52 pm

When I first found out about him could get him in the 4th lol. I'd love to get him in the 2nd though. Idk if he'll jump up the boards to 8 though. Or is he doing that well?
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:10 am

He looks pretty incredible. That last hit is costing him a game cheque in the pros though!
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bearsfaninaz wrote:When I first found out about him could get him in the 4th lol. I'd love to get him in the 2nd though. Idk if he'll jump up the boards to 8 though. Or is he doing that well?
The senior bowl practices will determine that.
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malk wrote:He looks pretty incredible. That last hit is costing him a game cheque in the pros though!
Yes he does!!!
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Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:50 pm

He’s a terrible fit for the Bears defense but he’s an exciting prospect.
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wab wrote:He’s a terrible fit for the Bears defense but he’s an exciting prospect.
Why’s that?
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Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:48 pm

Has there been a successful 6’7 outside linebacker?
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:00 am

I like Davenport but I still prefer Harold Landry to Davenport IMO.
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:24 am

I'm always skeptical about players that play against low grade talent and amass big stats. Then everybody ohhhhs and ahhhhhhs over what exactly? But it looks good on YouTube.

Why did no major program pick him up?
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:36 am

wab wrote:He’s a terrible fit for the Bears defense but he’s an exciting prospect.
I saw him projected to be a DE in a 4-3 (I think). Why a terrible fit for as an OLB for us though?
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:59 am

malk wrote:
wab wrote:He’s a terrible fit for the Bears defense but he’s an exciting prospect.
I saw him projected to be a DE in a 4-3 (I think). Why a terrible fit for as an OLB for us though?
Unless you are going to bulk him up to play end, he's probably too tall to play OLB. There aren't many (any?) 6'7 outside linebackers. He's gotta be able to cover, turn his hips and run, use his arms right...Same reason you don't see many guards over 6'5, sometimes all that length works against you.
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:10 am

wab wrote:Has there been a successful 6’7 outside linebacker?
Julius Peppers?
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G08 wrote:
wab wrote:Has there been a successful 6’7 outside linebacker?
Julius Peppers?
Didn’t Mario Williams play some OLB?
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:51 am

I want an elite pass rush, I don't care how it happens. Fangio is a freaking wizard with coverages on the back end... if you can get him pressure with 4 rushers, it's game over for the offense.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:41 am

Find someone who looks at you the way G08 looks at situational pass rushers
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:53 am

Davenport at the Senior Bowl:

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259 lbs
34" arms
81.25" wingspan
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:25 pm

6'5 makes me feel better should he make the transition to LB.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:36 pm

I'm itching to see his dash/cone. If he can go sub 7 in the cone I'll probably jizz in my pants.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:20 pm

I still like Edmunds/Landry as a pure 3-4 OLB. Davenport is certainly intriguing given the Bears spend so much time in sub packages.
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wab wrote:I still like Edmunds/Landry as a pure 3-4 OLB. Davenport is certainly intriguing given the Bears spend so much time in sub packages.
I like what they can offer in terms of pass rush and coverage, but I worry having two dudes that barely touch 250 lbs on the edge at the same time. I'd like at least one with some thump to them (McPhee, Ware, etc).
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Matt Bowen wrote:UTSA DE Marcus Davenport (6-foot-6, 259 pounds) has already shown flashes of his power at the Senior Bowl workouts, both during individual drills and one-on-one pass rush. Davenport's technique is still raw on film, but he has natural strength at the point of attack and he comes off the ball with speed.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:46 pm

Back in 2005, I watched this kid from Troy play defensive end and I was fascinated by him," Mayock said of Ware. "When we got to the Senior Bowl I followed this kid to every drill. I came away going 'wow.' I get the same tingle watching (Davenport's) tape."

Mayock said Ware was a "natural edge rusher, a kid with toughness and physicality in the run game. He ended up going No. 11 to the Dallas Cowboys."

Davenport, Mayock said, could go that high in the draft that is scheduled to be held, ironically, April 26-28 at the home of the Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

"He's got natural edge skill. He's got physicality, toughness and a great motor," Mayock said of Davenport. "If things turnout the way I think they will, top 11 is not out of the question for Marcus Davenport."
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:18 pm

of all the folks out there with opinions on these guys, I trust Mayock the most ... so if he thinks Davenport is all that, I have no problem accepting that as information to utilize
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:05 pm

Kid is raw so if we draft him Fangio and Friends will have their work cut out for them.
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:57 pm

Thursday's practice was the coming out party for UTSA DE Marcus Davenport. The South team couldn't block him. I thought he was thinking a little bit too much and struggling to get off the ball earlier in the week, but he got after it on Thursday. He was all over the place. He's not a finished product yet, but he finally showed what he's capable of, which was good to see. — Daniel Jeremiah

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