No. 1 prospect 49ers don’t want to see in NFC West: DT Jordan Davis, Georgia
It might be weird to see a run-stopping interior defensive lineman ranked No. 1 on this list of prospects the Niners don’t want to see in the NFC West, but there’s a good reason.
Aside from the fact San Francisco is a run-first team anyway, as are the Rams and probably the Seahawks, too, seeing Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis wind up in the division would be a notable concern.
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At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, Davis is more than just a good run-stuffing D-lineman. He has exceptional power and can easily collapse pockets in the pass game, too, meaning any team looking to improve its pass rush could make Davis a preliminary first-round target to ensure outside edge rushers have a better chance of getting home.
Granted, this isn’t to say Davis is on a trajectory like Los Angeles’ own defensive tackle, Aaron Donald, who can do all those things to an exponentially better degree. But Davis is surely a player who could make any of the other teams within the NFC West a whole lot better against the run while improving pass-rushing prowess, too.
From the 49ers’ vantage point, they’d be much happier if Davis winds up going somewhere else outside the division.