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Scouting Report: Florida State signee TJ Davis

He’ll bring a much-needed pass rush.

Florida State was in desperate need of 4-3 defensive ends. After two seasons of recruiting for the 3-4, the Seminoles had a hole at the end position. Coach Mike Norvell and his staff searched at the end of the 2020 recruiting cycle and were able to find a potential diamond in the rough: TJ Davis.

After one play of his film, you know Davis has something in his game you’ll like. The effort, hustle, and violence on this play are exactly what you want from a football player. He displays these traits throughout his highlight tape.

Read our recent interview with the Florida State Seminoles football signee here.

Davis has a quick enough first step to get even with tackles on a speed rush, or set up counter moves inside. For an end to be successful, he has to have rush options, and his first step does that. Davis also shows moments of power inside, allowing him to have rushing options.

Davis is an athlete who can play in space. The intentions are for Davis to play an OLB/end role at FSU, and this bodes well for his potential. Davis should be able to drop into coverage if asked to do so and not be a liability. Take a look at a some clips and be the judge: