2012 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans Could Find a Late Round Gem at Pro Day

Will Lomas@@jlomas72Correspondent IMarch 30, 2012

NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 24:  The draft tables at the 2004 NFL Draft on April 24, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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At first glance, the two pro days scheduled for Friday look pretty weak. I mean, who could possibly be coming out of Bethune-Cookman? And if anyone is coming out, would they have a chance to play in Titans blue?

It is funny you should ask.

Look no further than stud defensive end Ryan Davis. Davis is one of the hidden gems that the Titans are known for grabbing late.

He's excellent at every aspect you could want in a 4-3 defensive end. He poses great first-step quickness, generally beating the offensive lineman off the snap. When he makes contact he has a wide variety of rush moves to get to the QB (swim, outside speed, bull rush, shoulder dip, etc.), and when he beats the tackle he closes the space between him and the signal-caller in a flash.

If you are looking, then look no further than his 2011 campaign where he accumulated 12 sacks, third amongst linebackers in college football.

While I have gushed over him as a pass rusher, he posses great strength and uses his frame well to hold the edge against the rush. He has exceptional instincts and does a great job looking in and finding the ball on PA roll-outs or gadget runs. His change-of-direction abilities rarely allow him to be beaten by "quick-twitch" running backs. Again, the proof is in the pudding as they say. He put up a massive 21.5 tackles for loss, second only to Sammy Brown of Houston.

For those unfamiliar with this prospect, you may be asking if he has the size to play in the NFL. At 6'4", 265, look no further than the pass rushing trio of Melvin Ingram, Whitney Mercilus and Andre Branch to see smaller prospects both in height and weight.

Here's a video showing just what a stud he is against his level of competition. Go on and try not to be impressed. I'll wait. If you watch you won't regret it, and if you ignore it you may not get a chance to say, "Yeah, I saw that guy a month ago its not a shock to me to see us pick him up."

(Viewer discretion is advised, I watched it on mute the first time and I suggest you do the same if you are under 18 or if someone within earshot fits that criteria)

Lets find out how Titans fans feels about this young guy. If you like him, comment at the bottom and say what round you would draft him in and how much you like him. If you think he isn't worth a draft pick, leave a comment saying why not and which DE you would rather see finish the Titans' starting defensive lineup of Wimbley, Klug, Casey, and...

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