Raekwon Davis was an absolute freak in his sophomore season at Alabama. In that season, he recorded a total of 69 tackles with 10 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks as a defensive lineman. He looked like he was going to be the next stud in the NFL.
But in each of his last two seasons, his stats dropped tremendously. Over his last two seasons, he only had a total of 2 sacks. In his junior season he had 55 tackles and just 47 in his senior year. While those are big tackle numbers for a defensive lineman, he wasn’t getting to the quarterback.
That could be attributed to a few different things. Davis probably was made more of a focal point in the opposing teams’ gameplay after his big sophomore season. But even then, no one should be able to stop a man at his size at 6’7 312 pounds. He is a large specimen.
Davis also has the propensity to take some plays off. Because of that, he doesn’t get the numbers he should. Ballard is looking for guys with a high motor and who will work hard. While Davis could be coached up to fix that, if wasn’t doing that at Alabama, it’s hard to see that changing.
If he is still hanging around in the fourth round, the Colts might take a flyer on him because he does have really good physical qualities. But he certainly isn’t worth taking in the top two rounds because of his productions issues and motor questions.
All of these guys may end up having productive careers elsewhere. But the Colts would be wise to stay away from them all.