Hall Davis Scouting Report

With the 18th pick of the 5th round, the Rams selected DE Hall Davis out of University of Louisiana-Lafayatte

Let’s take a look at the scouting reports on Hall Davis and as always, hit the links for more.

CBS Sports.com

Pass rush: Looks the part of a strong pass rusher, with nice length and a strong upper-body build. Often plays standing up. Uses his long arms to push lesser tackles back toward the quarterback and flashes the violent hands to shake off the tackle, but does neither consistently. Agile enough to pressure bootlegs run to his side of the field. Needs counter pass rush moves; right now is a one-trick pony outside rusher. Will dance in front of defender instead of taking him on. Looks lost when dropped into coverage but has the athleticism to chase the ball in his zone.

Run defense: Has the agility to keep containment on his side of the field, even on misdirection plays, whether or not he is engaged. Can swipe away oncoming blockers, but gets pushed out of the play too easily when engaged instead of holding his ground on the edge. Gets skinny between doubles to free himself. Instincts are questionable; will take false steps and hesitate, but often got away with it against lesser competition. Lacks great ball awareness.

Explosion: Good, not great, first step off the edge. It would be easy to see him improve in this area with coaching and when given the green light to attack the passer. Hesitates when meeting blockers instead of using his length and strength to bowl them over.

Strength: Only flashes his strength on the field, but can be impressive with his ability to discard linemen or get into their pads to push them backward. Anchor is an issue, as his leg strength and leverage are only average.

Tackling: Good closing speed to the quarterback and forces some early throws when not getting sacks. Has good length to corral ballcarriers in space when in his wheelhouse. Does not break down or have great change of direction ability, however, and will whiff against elusive NFL receivers and running backs. Willing chaser but is usually second or third man to the pile, lessening tackle numbers. Takes poor angles to the ball in coverage.

Intangibles: Late bloomer in high school, and has gained 50 pounds since arriving at Lafayette.

National Football Post:

The 6-foot-4, 271-pounder Ragin’ Cajun was a late invite to the Senior Bowl, but declined the invitation to continue his preparations for the NFL scouting combine.

At his campus Pro Day workout, Davis ran the 40-yard dash in 4.86 seconds, a time slowed by a hamstring problem. He also bench pressed 225 pounds 27 times.

He also registered a 34 ½ inch vertical leap, a 9-6 broad jump and a 7.63 three-cone drill.

Twenty-four teams, including the San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, attended his Pro Day workout.

Davis recorded three sacks, 22 tackles, 4 ½ for losses last season.


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