Iowa's Carl Davis perfect fit on a three-man line

Media interviews continue at scouting combine


INDIANAPOLIS—Carl Davis comes from a program that's renowned for producing two-gapping defensive linemen, which means Davis is a perfect fit for a 3-4 defensive scheme.

"We two-gap the whole time. I took on a lot of double teams in college," Davis told reporters at the scouting combine on Friday.

Davis is from Iowa, as is Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels.

"I keep in touch with him," Davis said of Daniels.

At the Senior Bowl, Davis turned in a dominant performance, reminiscent of what Aaron Donald did a year earlier.

"He's another dynamic guy," Davis said of Donald, the 2014 defensive rookie of the year.

"I wanted to go in there on a mission and let them know what my name is and show them what I can do," Davis said of the Senior Bowl.

He says he can play any of the three defensive line positions in a 3-4 scheme, and pre-draft projections are that Davis fits late in the first round, about where the Packers are picking.

"My name is becoming a little more relevant," Davis said. His goal at the combine is to "put up some good numbers and meet with some teams.

"I feel like I'm a disruptive player. I feel I can go through a guy or around him. I'd rather go through him," he added.

Though he says he's trying to create his own brand, Davis' brand seems similar to Daniels'.

"He's kind of on the field even when he's off the field. He demands respect," Davis said of Daniels. "He's an impressive guy; kind of has a chip on his shoulder."

Another Iowa defensive lineman might be just what the Packers need.


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