Clemson football DT Tyler Davis has the opportunity to be an extremely dominant interior lineman, but he doesn’t receive the recognition.
Tyler Davis didn’t start as a freshman for the Clemson football program because the Tigers had depth issues at the defensive tackle position.
Anyone who believes that certainly didn’t watch film.
Davis earned a starting position as a true-freshman because he was the most outstanding defensive tackle on the team and it didn’t take long for him to prove that on the field. Davis finished the season as potentially the best defensive tackle in the ACC and was a consensus freshman All-American because of his performance in 2019.
As he heads into the 2020 Clemson football season, though, it seems many have forgotten about the sophomore.
Even in Clemson football circles, it’s easy to forget about the dominance and production of Tyler Davis. As a freshman, he found ways to create havoc and stuff the run. It’s not all about stats, either. He was instrumental in anchoring the interior of that defensive line and only got better as the season progressed.
Despite Davis’s success as a freshman, he’s not being recognized nationally.
He’s still be overlooked for other defensive tackles who may have a bit more size or star-ratings. Even though he likely won’t be a preseason All-American, Clemson football fans should not forget about Tyler Davis.
Davis is going to take a giant leap this season as a starter in an expected 4-3 base and he’s going to have more opportunities to get in the backfield and rack up more stats. In addition, he’s going to be relied upon to play the position and provide a dominant aspect to a defense that will be replacing the majority of its secondary.
Davis may be overlooked nationally, but Tiger nation should absolutely give him the respect and recognition that he deserves.