The Khalil and Carlos Davis are both representing Nebraska in this weekend’s East-West Shrine Bowl game. It sure sounds like Khalil is really impressing the people at the game.
Benjamin Solak of The Draft Network wrote the following:
It’s easy to figure out the top players; it’s hard to figure out the top player. TDN’s Kyle Crabbs made the case for Highsmith being the top one off the board, that elusive top-100 player. Now, I’m making the case for Davis and why I think he is the Shrine Bowl’s best bet for a Day 2 selection. It starts with sacks.
Sacks are the best. NFL coaches just love them. They’re drive killers, turnovers waiting to happen. They improve field position, galvanize the defense and aren’t nearly as susceptible to luck or good fortune as interceptions and fumbles are.
Davis had eight sacks in the Big Ten this year. That tops among all Big Ten defensive tackles and is the ninth-best in the conference overall. Davis was a rotational player on Nebraska’s line before this season, in large part because he was struggling to find his ideal playing weight and density. Davis was closer to 295 pounds his junior year, but bulked up to 315 for his senior season and tipped the scales at the Shrine Bowl at 308. The difference in mass is critical. Davis has retained his quickness but increased his strength and anchoring ability against double-teams.
Benjamin continues in the article but here are other viewpoints of how Khalil Davis has looked this week.
John Penisini (Utah) and Khalil Davis (Nebraska) are just obliterating the West interior OL. At least one in the backfield every play.— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) January 14, 2020
.@HuskerFBNation DT Khalil Davis had a strong first day. Beats Oregon’s Calvin Throckmorton on this rep. Quick first step and uses his leverage to his advantage. #ShrineBowl pic.twitter.com/TlYW157b2k— Andrew DiCecco (@ADiCeccoNFL) January 14, 2020
The East-West Shrine Bowl will be televised on the NFL Network at 2 p.m. central time.
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