Buccaneers: Jordan Davis best Tampa draft prospect since Devin White

Jordan Davis, Georgia Bulldogs, draft option for the Buccaneers (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Jordan Davis, Georgia Bulldogs, draft option for the Buccaneers (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Jordan Davis and the Buccaneers look like a perfect fit.

After the Buccaneers took Devin White and Tristan Wirfs in the first round of two consecutive classes, it’s hard to imagine Jason Licht and company missing on any picks of this nature. Wirfs was excellent in year one, but the White pick was a different kind of catalyst.

Regardless of outright talent now, what Devin White brings to the defense is more than any other player on the unit other than Lavonte David. White was the answered prayer for a team that had just lost Kwon Alexander, and the Bucs are still receiving the benefits from taking a chance on White so early.

This defensive selection left a high benchmark to replicate, but the Buccaneers can do that with Georgia’s Jordan Davis.

After just one college football weekend, it’s hard to truly determine what a player projects to become at the NFL level, but Davis could buck that trend. The Buccaneers are in need of a new defensive lineman of the future, and Davis fits the bill.

Tampa may love having players like Ndamukong Suh to rely on for immediate production, but planning for the future always helps.

Davis has every tool to become an amazing defensive lineman. With a nasty combination of size and speed, Davis could be a perfect pairing with Vita Vea along the interior of one of the best front sevens in football. Just imagine trying to keep Vea(350) and Davis(340) from trying to get at your quarterback.

The Clemson offensive line saw this first-hand last weekend, and it is fair to say they had their hands full from start to finish with Davis living in the backfield.

Davis was one of the best players in the country this past weekend, and little points to that changing in the coming weeks.

There are still some questions about where Davis will fall in the draft, but either way, this just looks like the next perfect pick in a long string of great selections if the front office decides to pull the trigger on one of the most impressive players in the class.

Yes, Davis’ impact could rival that of Devin White in Todd Bowles’ defense.

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