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2018 Prospect Preview: Marcus Davenport a nightmare off the edge in C-USA
By Austin Gayle •
Aug 18, 2017
TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 03: Running back Jared Baker #23 of the Arizona Wildcats rushes the football against the UTSA Roadrunners during the fourth quarter of the college football game at Arizona Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
With seven sacks, 11 quarterback hits and 21 quarterback hurries, Davenport ranked No. 4 in total pressures (39) among all returning C-USA edge defenders in 2016.
Davenport was at his best with his hand in the ground. He recorded a pressure 41.7 percent of the time he was in a three-point stance, the highest percentage of all draft-eligible edge defenders in the FBS.
To round out his game, Davenport must improve his run defense. He ranked No. 50 among that same group of edge defenders in run stop percentage (6.6) last season.