By Max Harper
Eagles rookie defensive lineman Jordan Davis is huge.
I mean block-out-the-sun huge.
Just like left tackle Jordan Mailata.
At 6-6, 336 pounds, Davis dwarfs Kelce when he lines up over the Eagles’ veteran center.
But Davis is also fast, running a 4.78 in the 40 at the NFL Combine.
It’s just a matter of how quickly Davis can learn. For that, he’s turning to none other than Kelce, who has given him pointers and advice to go against NFL centers and guards.
“Oh man, he’s not going to give me the whole game plan how to beat him,” Davis said with a laugh. “But at the walkthroughs, just putting my hands there, or just getting out on the front side. Little things like that.”
Even this year, Davis will be a prominent part of the defensive tackle rotation with Cox and Javon Hargrave. The faster Davis learns, the more he’ll play. But really, Davis is being groomed for 2023. Both Cox and Hargrave are in the final year of their contracts, and it’s more likely that only one of them will return.