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Buccaneers Select DL Khalil Davis in Sixth Round of 2020 NFL Draft

April 25, 2020
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With the 194th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted former Husker defensive lineman Khalil Davis. He was the first Nebraska player selected in this year’s draft.

Davis impressed at the 2020 NFL Combine, alongside his brother Carlos, with his bench press and 40-yard dash. He benched 32 reps, which tied him for second among all defensive linemen and sixth among all players at the NFL Combine. His 40-yard dash was even more impressive, clocking a 4.75 for best among defensive linemen and the best time from a 300-plus pound defensive lineman at the combine since 2000. His NFL Draft profile gives him a prospect grade of 5.98, meaning he lands right between a backup/special-teamer and a developmental traits-based prospect.

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Davis started every game as a senior for Nebraska but one, missing the Northwestern matchup due to a Big Ten suspension. He finished the season with a career-high 45 tackles. He also boasted 8.0 sacks and 12 TFLs. He earned third-team All-Big Ten accolades from the conference coaches and honorable-mention recognition from the the media.

Davis was an eight-time letterwinner during his time at Nebraska, four each between football and track. He and Carlos were the first Huskers in more than 50 years to be eight-time letterwinners. They were also just the ninth and 10th eight-time letterwinners in Nebraska history.

 
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