The Denver Broncos signed Former Clemson offensive lineman Kalon Davis to contract after the draft ended on Saturday. Davis played four seasons at Clemson and was considered the team's best offensive lineman in 2014. He had 50 knockdowns in 1,618 snaps over 49 games (21 starts) during his career at Clemson. Davis was also a Honorable Mention All-ACC selection this past season.
Broncos' UDFA OT Kalon Davis had 485 pass blocking snaps and did not allow a single sack last year.— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 4, 2015
Offensive lineman, Senior, Clemson
Height: 6'5 Weight: 340lbs
(Note: Davis is the big #67 along the Clemson offensive line)
- Huge/massive man
- A good pass blocker
- Did not allow a sack in 2014
- Had a pass blocking efficiency rating of 98.3 according to Pro Football Focus
- Learns the playbook quickly
- A mauler
- Will move inside to guard as a pro
- Heavy footed
- Not great on the move
- A "Phone booth" type blocker
He's a big dude.
I think Davis has a decent shot at making the Broncos roster. The Broncos do lack depth at guard, so it wouldn't surprise me to see him challenge for a roster spot.
My biggest concern with him is scheme fit. He seems like a better fit for a power scheme, not a zone blocking scheme that relies on athleticism from its offensive lineman.
One thing about Kalon Davis is the snake eye contacts that he wears. He decided against tattoos, instead he went with these unnerving contacts.
Here's what Clemson's Offensive line Coach had to say about his contacts.
"Lord, have mercy. I didn’t know what to say," Caldwell said Friday. "But you know, it was a fun thing. It’s probably no different than people wearing sunglasses. But it does look a little intimidating. That’s for certain."
Davis says as long as he plays football that he will continue to wear these contacts. Imagine lining up against a 6'5", 340lb man with crazy eyes?
Lord, have mercy.