Having a long, powerful defensive end can really help change the dynamics of a defense. For example, take what Calais Campbell brought to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2017 season. The defensive end helped turn them into the best defense in the league.
At 6’6″ and 265 pounds, Marcus Davenport has the potential to be another big defensive end that gets to the quarterback and uses his length to his advantage. The UTSA product could put the program on the map by being a first-round pick.
Davenport is a powerful defensive end with long arms that can hit hard. He’s also incredibly aggressive and doesn’t take any plays off. His mindset is to overpower his opponent on every single down.
He finished the season with 8.5 sacks and was a force for the Roadrunners. The one thing he will have to work on as he moves forward at the next level is leverage and not let his height work against him.
If he can continue to work on his pass rushing moves and his ability to finesse his way past blockers, he’ll become a serious pass rushing threat. Regardless, it’s hard not to love the potential that he brings.