3 younger replacements for Ravens’ Calais Campbell in 2022
1. Jordan Davis
Enter Wyatt’s bigger, stronger, and better teammate: Jordan Davis.
Baltimore have long loved their huge and nasty defensive linemen (Sam Adams, Tony Siragusa, and Kelly Gregg come to mind), and Jordan Davis fits that description to a tee.
Davis is listed as a starting interior D-lineman who is nearly “impossible” to single-block in the run game and can “put the center in the lap of the quarterback.” Add in his freakish athleticism and Baltimore has a truly one-of-a-kind defensive talent.
At the Combine, Davis set a broad jump record for defensive tackles and clocked a 4.78 in the 40-yard dash despite weighing 341 pounds. Massive. Explosive. Dynamic. Dominant. The Georgia beast continues to garner tons of attention ahead of the draft, and if he falls to No. 14, the Ravens have to seriously consider taking him off the board.
Davis offers the best value for the Ravens given his high ceiling and ability to dominate right out of the gate, but the obvious drawback is using a first-round pick on him.
The Ravens’ interior defense performed respectably last season, but with Brandon Williams moving on and players like Wolfe still returning to full health, Davis gives the team an automatic elite starter in 2022. He can plug in at nose tackle to anchor Wolfe and Washington, and if needed, he possesses the positional versatility to play anywhere on the D-line.
Taking Davis early would mean the Ravens are finally investing in their defensive line, though we can only see Davis landing in Baltimore if Campbell doesn’t re-sign with the team this offseason.
Knowing the Ravens, John Harbaugh and the coaches will go into the draft with as much flexibility as possible, but if the team hasn’t acquired a starting nose tackle by then, Davis has to be at the top of their list.