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Buccaneers select Defensive Tackle Khalil Davis In Round Six

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Tampa Bay uses their sixth round pick on a defensive tackle from Nebraska

NCAA Football: Colorado at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Things are flying here on day three. After using their first pick of the day on Minnesota Golden Gophers receiver Tyler Johnson, the Buccaneers have selected defensive tackle Khalil Davis.

Davis comes in a 6’1”. 310lbs and ran a 4.75 40-yard dash. In 63 games for the Cornhuskers, Davis had 105 tackles - 24 for loss - and thirteen sacks. Eight of those thirteen came in his senior season.

Lance Zierlein had this to say about Davis on NFL.com;

The more polished and disruptive of the Davis twins from Nebraska, Khalil’s agility and lateral quickness improve his standing as a run defender and pass rusher. He lacks the broad frame and length needed to hold his ground, so effort and quickness will need to be his calling card. He has speed, which shows up with short-area pursuit and closing burst, but his short-area athleticism is just average. He may be limited by scheme, but has enough three-down talent to warrant consideration as a Day 3 pick and potential backup.

Funny enough, Davis’ NFL comp by Zierlein is Rakeem Nunez-Roches.

The Buccaneers like to keep a rotation going along the defensive line, so Davis has an opportunity to battle for some playing time this season, but certainly has some things to work on to make it at the next level. Most notably, his strength and leverage have proved to be somewhat problematic at times.

He was third team all-Big Ten by the coaches in 2019 while being an honorable mention by the media in 2018 and 2019. Davis was also Nebraska’s Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2018 and 2019 while being on the Nebraska Scholar Athlete Honor Roll in 2017.