Ravens Rookie Defensive Tackle Carl Davis making the best of OTAs


— The Baltimore Ravens believe they got a bargain when selected defensive tackle Carl Davis in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The rookie has a chip on his shoulder and is eager to prove that he is better than his third round selection status would indicate.

The rookie defensive tackle had a simple goal coming into OTAs. He wanted to make people respect his game and the third round makes him even more enthusiastic in practice. He is working to improve every day. One of the things that he is comfortable with is his versatility which is the result of his playing up and down the line of scrimmage when he was at the University of Iowa.

Davis has lined up at multiple spots on the Ravens defensive line in OTAs. Defensive coordinator Dean Pees spoke about what he expects from Davis after OTAs on Monday. “He’s a big-body guy that can play a nose tackle or play a three technique like I was talking about before.” Pees continued; “It’s almost not so much what we saw in him from Iowa, it’s what we need him to be. We need those guys to always know [how] to play more than one spot.”

Watch my interview with Carl Davis after Ravens OTAs below:


Ravens Rookie Defensive Tackle Carl Davis making the best of OTAs

Iowa defensive end Carl Davis works through bag drills at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in February, 2015