Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn has a habit of selecting Alabama defensive lineman. In the past, he has taken A’Shawn Robinson (round two) and Da’Shawn Hand (fourth round) from the university and it wouldn’t be a shock to see him select Raekwon Davis, the big man from Alabama, in the second or third round in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.
Davis is a monster who stands over six-feet six-inches tall, weighs over 310 pounds, and has very long arms that reach over 33.5 inches. While he has poor agility, even considering his size, he can be fairly explosive off the line. These numbers are courtesy @Mathbomb and his full athletic score breakdown can be found here.
His production in college leaves a bit to be desired however as his best year in college came in 2017 when he posted 69 tackles, eight and a half sacks, and an interception. However, over his last two years combined he’s managed just two total sacks, 102 tackles, and zero interceptions or passes defended.
It’s probable that the Lions’ coaching staff would eventually be able to teach Davis to use his height and arm length to his advantage, turning him into a guy that can often knock down passes at the line of scrimmage, ending plays before they’re started. Davis has many of the tools needed to become a high-end role player, with low-end starter material as his current upside.
If he can improve his pass-rushing ability then he could possibly develop into a three-down defender. However, at the current moment, Davis will be best served as a two-down run stuffer who has the ability to occasionally provide interior pressure and can knock down passes at the line of scrimmage.