Bigger guys beat up smaller guys. It’s not an ancient Chinese proverb, but it’s made sense since the dawn of time. So if you’re looking for a reason why Terrance Davis is a coveted offensive line recruit, look no further than how big he is right now.
He has the size to be a bully in the run game and schools like Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, and Michigan would love for him to be their bully the next four years or so.
He is a massive kid with long arms and still actually has room to add muscle. He’ll have to do some reshaping of his body at the next level once he gets in a college strength and conditioning program. He moves fairly well for his size, but is a bit heavy footed. He’s an average athlete for a guard.
Because of his size, he has no problem moving people off of the ball. He doesn’t look like he gets a pop on contact, though. He works hard to move people.
His pad level can be too high at times and I’d like to see him sustain more. He gets the job done. I’d just like to see him be a little bit nastier. He can be a bully. So be that bully. He physically dominates his man because of size, but his had hand placement and technique needs improvement.
He needs quite a bit of work as a pass blocker. He splits his feet wide instead of getting vertical in his pass set and because of that can get off balance when forced to move laterally. He competes hard and will deliver a punch, but players who challenge him laterally will give him trouble at this time. I mentioned that he is heavy footed as well so technique is going to be paramount for him.
I think he is best suited to play guard in a power running offense.
I think he has the tools to be a dominant run blocker at the next level. I do think it will take some development to get there. I want to see where he improves as a senior and I thought I saw growth from him at The Opening. I think he will be a starter and potentially a great one. It just might not be early in his career.
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Jamie Uyeyama was a way too small defensive tackle at Idaho State University and a more appropriately sized rush end at Simon Fraser University. He was a coach at the college and high school level and is the son of Ron Uyeyama, a member of the Delta Sports Hall of Fame and high school football coach for over 30 years (hence the site name, Son of a Coach)