Nebraska football: Khalil Davis impresses at NFL combine

The Nebraska football alum has impressed.

Several former members of the Nebraska football program have been putting up impressive numbers at the combine. Take Khalil Davis for example.

The defensive lineman made a great impression  as NFL scouts determine if he would be right for their team. Measuring in at six-foot-one, 30 pounds, Davis ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds. That was the top time recorded by a defensive lineman at the combine. According to the NFL Network, Davis’ time was the third fastest for any combine participant weighing 300 pounds or more since 2003.

His great combine numbers did not stop there. He recorded 32 bench reps of 225 pounds. That put him in a tie for second among defensive lineman and solidified a spot in the top 10 among all players at the combine.

It was great to see a player who meant so much to the Nebraska football defense in his career do well. He finished with eight sacks in the 2019 season, and also managed to record 11 tackles for a loss. Totaling 45 tackles in all, he proved to be a key component of that defensive line.

Hopefully, Davis’ performance at the combine will lead to him being drafted. We have seen several players this week improve their stock at the event. I might be biased when I say this, but any team would be lucky to have him. He would certainly excel in stopping the run, and has proven himself to be a viable pass-rusher.

I do think he  will get selected, but it may not be until the later rounds. I do not see him going undrafted, especially after his performance this weekend. He has certainly represented Nebraska football well. I would have liked to have seen him back in Lincoln for another season. Yes, I know it’s not possible, but I feel like he would have been able to succeed with the 2020 defense.

It’s great to see Nebraska football alumni succeed off-the-field. Hopefully, his strong weekend will translate to additional success for him down the road. Between the players then Nebraska football has on the roster currently, and this class of alumni, we could see several Nebraska football players in the National Football League in the coming years. It takes a while to build a pipeline of talent, and I truly believe that Scott Frost and his coaching staff will be able to produce some NFL-caliber athletes.