Defensive line depth is getting better for the Buccaneers
If you want to talk about under-the-radar players, Khalil Davis is going to be as good as they come. With a decent bit of buzz following an impressive college career and a solid landing spot in Tampa, Davis has all the weapons to succeed at the NFL level.
2020 may not have been the season that Davis pictured growing up when he imagined life in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean it was a failure. Davis actually got some reps in the playoffs, and more than that, he was able to learn behind one of the best defensive lines in the NFL for a season.
Now that he has a better understanding of the league, Davis is getting a legitimate shot at emerging as one of the key defensive linemen in Todd Bowles’ rotation. This may not mean many snaps, but any reps are a step in the right direction for Davis.
Clearly, the former Nebraska Cornhusker knows what’s on the line because his level of play in camp reflects a sense of urgency. Davis is rising to the occasion of a void in the depth chart beautifully, and he isn’t shying away from anyone in camp.
Regardless of who he is lined up across from, Davis is giving every rep his all, and he is actually finding some decent success to boot, which means his outlook for the regular season improves by the day if he keeps this pace up.
Look for Davis to be in contention for the most improved player on the roster by the end of the season.