New York Jets UDFA Profile – DL Dominique Davis

Michael Meegan with a closer look at New York Jets UDFA DL Dominique Davis

With a roster with as many holes as the Jets it is hard to find any position that would not benefit from being upgraded.  As a result of seemingly taking defensive linemen in the first round of every draft the past decade, the team has some quality depth along their defensive line. Joe Douglas waited until after the draft to give Dominique Davis, a DII standout DT from UNC Pembroke a shot as a UDFA…

In thee seasons, Davis racked up 122 tackles, 15 TFLs and 6 sacks. His senior year he was dealing with a torn labrum in his shoulder and had surgery after the season and was not able to do any pre-draft work because of it.  When he was healthy, Davis was an athletic wrecking ball in the middle of the defense constantly moving guards and centers back and ending plays before they could even start. 

The Jets defensive line room is well stacked and it is hard to see Davis cracking the roster in 2020 but with Steve McLendon getting up there in age and Henry Anderson likely gone in 2021, Davis is a fun stash on the practice squad who can have a main focus on getting healthy to see if he can make it in 2021.

While building depth along the defensive line is important and it’s good to see Joe Douglas not using premium picks to do so.  Jets have holes everywhere besides defensive line and linebacker and too often under previous regimes a good DL fell to them and they failed to pass up and neglected other parts of the roster. Let’s hope Joe Douglas continues to use his premium day 1 and 2 draft picks on more OL, Edge, WR’s and CB’s as the Jets have ignored those premium positions for far too long.