Marlon Davidson - Auburn

Height/Weight - 6'3/303

Age/Birthday - 21 Years Old, (May 11, 1998)

Combine Results - 40-5.04, Vert-", Broad-"

Class - Senior

Conference - SEC West

NFL Draft Projection - Round 4-5

College Stats -

2019 - 29 (Solos)/19 (Assists)/11.5 (TFL)/6.5 (Sacks)

2018 - 20 (Solos)/26 (Assists)/4.5 (TFL)/2.5 (Sacks)

2017 - 18 (Solos)/24 (Assists)/6.0 (TFL)/3.0 (Sacks)

2016 - 23 (Solos)/15 (Assists)/6.0 (TFL)/2.5 (Sacks)

NFL Player ComparisonCam Heyward, Grady Jarrett

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Love his first step & release out of his stance, especially for a guy that played 3-4 OLB 

  • Hands are heavy & he does well to keep his pad level low, great pop in his hands 

  • Leverage & quick first step are strong traits to forecast him to an interior role in NFL 

  • Excellent lateral mobility and he’s more fluid than expected. Plays with great juice

  • Motor is always cranked. Blocked three kicks last season despite not having long arms

  • Highly effective with his footwork, technique & stride length to set up his pass rush 

  • Great rush variety & strings together moves well ragdolls tight ends in run game

  • Tough build, solid stature in upper & lower halves, that’s survived a lot of body blows

  • Excellent versatility enabled him to play most positions on the first level of the defense 

  • Extremely tough to move off of his spots, holds down areas as a near immovable object

  • Played as a stand up defensive end, three-technique and with his hand in the dirt

  • Size, strength, & athleticism, gives him experience at many positions throughout college

  • Plays with a high level of energy with full understanding of where he is effective

 

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Doesn’t have great length & it shows up on tape, blockers are able to get into his frame

  • Has a tendency to drop his eyes when engaging with opposing blockers 

  • Has room to grow in terms football IQ as well as block recognition & processing 

  • Lack of hip mobility is evident, which is why the coaching staff opted to play him inside

  • Athletic limitations are evident when chasing down plays from the backside

  • Flesh magnet that has an immense problem with struggling to detach from blockers.