Julie'n Davenport, Offensive Tackle, Bucknell University
Weight: 318 pounds
Arms: 36-½ inches
Hands 10-½ inches
40-Yard Dash: 5.45 seconds
Bench Press (225 lbs): 18 reps
Vertical Jump: 27 inches
Broad Jump: 106 inches
3-Cone Drill: 7.57 seconds
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.69 seconds
Elite length and size. Can use his length to get to the chest of defenders right off the snap. Good, quick kick slides. Good punch technique. A leader and was a two-year captain.
A lot of experience with all 44 starts at left tackle. Strong hands. Uses good strength to shut down rushers. Enough athleticism to do well.
Moldable lineman. Good at pulling. Works well in space and has good awareness when blocking for screens.
Poor competition level. Heavy footed. High pad level. Needs consistency in his base. Raw. Needs to drive his feet through contact.
Has to improve dealing with stunts back inside. Balance is poor. Footwork is awful. Lean blocks for the run game.
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Julie'n Davenport is one of my favorite prospects in the draft. He is extremely raw, but has a ridiculously high ceiling. It is doubtful he will be ready to play before two years are up, but there is a lot that coaches will love.
Working with him, coaching him, molding him to the scheme, if all that gets done then you have yourself a long term left tackle. It's hard to see him end up worse than as an adequate swing backup tackle. Which for his draft range, is well worth it.
Fit With The Broncos
With how raw and moldable Davenport is, scheme doesn’t matter. You can work him into any scheme.
Draft Grade: Round 4
Where He Goes: Mid Round 3
Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ErickTrickel.