Steelers Fan Poll: Jordan Davis Over An Offensive Lineman?






If one were to pick the player that made the biggest impression at this year's NFL Combine, the majority of those who viewed the event would have given you Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis as your answer.


In addition to posting one of the fastest 40' times ever for a defensive lineman over 330 lbs, he registered a 1.68 second 10-yard split, which is seemingly incredulous for a man his size. In addition to his impressive speed, Davis showed incredible leaping ability, registering a 32-inch vertical jump and a 123 inch broad jump. During field drills, Davis' nimble feet and fluid movement were on display.


Considering his body of work and his outstanding performance in the Combine, all signs point to Davis becoming a generational talent as a defensive lineman. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have well-documented needs on the offensive line, someone like Davis could be the solution to helping their rush defense, which was the worst in the NFL last season.


With all this considered, we took a poll to see if Steelers fans would take Davis in the first round before any of the top offensive linemen available in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft. What we found was that a majority of Steelers fans would rather the team draft Davis than address the offensive line position in the first round.






Davis is the type of player that should have an instant impact in the NFL. His combination of size, strength, and agility is unique to any interior defensive lineman that has come around in the last decade. A combination of him, All-Pro linemen Cam Heyward and TJ Watt, and potentially Stephon Tuitt, could give the Steelers their best defensive front since the days of the 1970s Steel Curtain.

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