Demario Davis, OLB, Arkansas State
6-foot-3, 233 pounds
Draft projection: Third round
Lowdown: The Buffalo Bills looked to Arkansas State to draft Alex Carrington two years ago, and they could go back there if they want a play-making outside linebacker candidate for the near future. Davis dominated in the Sun Belt Conference. He’s an aggressive, run-to-the-ball defender. He was the leading tackler for the No. 20-ranked defense in the country last season. He did well at the Senior Bowl, and he showed his athleticism at the NFL Scouting Combine. Among linebackers, his 40 time (4.61) was fourth best, and he was second best in the vertical jump (38.5), the broad jump (10-4) and the bench press (32 repetitions of 225 pounds). Davis started out at receiver in high school before switching to linebacker his last two years. He also was a high jumper. When he got to Arkansas State, the offensive and defensive coaches argued a bit about which side of the ball he fit best.