Georgia’s defensive star Jordan Davis throws the first pitch of the game Atlanta Braves game against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, April 13.
After going on strike, he joined Braves broadcasters Chip Caray and Jeff Francoeur in the booth where he gave some insight into the NFL draft process.
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Davis ‘Wowed’ Everyone at Combine
Davis put on an impressive –– if not the most impressive –– 2020 NFL Combine performance at Indianapolis in March.
The 6-foot-6, 340-pound defender hits an amazing 4.78 40-yard record, second fastest
among defensive plays, behind Georgia’s Devonte Wyatt.
While leaving everyone watching in awe, he admits that he’s also wowed himself.
“You know, it’s one of those things where you take it out of the story, but you don’t really believe it. Sometimes I don’t even believe it myself. I was like, man, I don’t know if I can do it twice,” Davis said. “To be able to do that, show off and be with all my teammates – we’ve got the most [players at the combine]. To show off to my teammates and have fun, it’s really a testament to our hard work. ”
With the NFL draft just 15 days away, Davis noted that he’s still continuing to practice and that he’ll be open to any team he puts together.
“It’s really just going blind – you’re going into it blind, and I think that’s the scariest part of the process. At the end of the day, you know, anywhere [you go] You’re ready, you’re ready. You just hit the ground running with whichever team likes you. You want to go where you love, not where you like.”
Davis suggests his favorite draft destination
Where Davis will land remains a big question mark but he gave a hint of his preferred draft destination when The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz was asked if he spoke to the Atlanta Falcons before the draft.
Davis told Schultz: “I can’t give away all the secrets, but we’ve talked a few times. I like being at home. I have a hobby but you can’t make everything happen.”
Davis is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina but after playing in the UGA and winning the National Championship, his home is now Georgia.
The Falcons have some need to be in this year’s draft and defense is certainly one of them, but whether they will go down that route at number 8 overall is not entirely clear, but if they use a defender –– Davis will be a solid pick.
Braves sideline reporter Kelly Crull also watched Davis at the game and where she asked the most important question about his draft outfit. Davis couldn’t go into details but he made it clear that he would represent his Bulldogs –– and subconsciously the Atlanta Falcons.
“It would definitely be a nice suit. Definitely a nice suit – you know, always in black and red. Must represent,” Davis told Crull. “It was a little bit of creativity. I don’t want to give away all the sauce, but it would be really great. ”
We’ll find out if the Falcons take Davis home when the 2022 NFL Draft begins on April 28.
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