RT Jesse Davis
If there was one lineman who I thought lost some stock in the second preseason game, it was veteran right tackle Jesse Davis.
Davis has shown who is as a lineman for years, but Miami has been experimenting with the idea of Davis protecting Tua Tagovailoa’s blindside. Personally, I think this is a terrible idea, and Davis showed once again that he can be a liability at right tackle.
He struggled in the run game, whiffing on blocks, and then also allowed a sack. The sack was the more concerning play because he was beaten instantly off of the snap. Some fans felt the sack was Malcolm Brown’s fault, and while he did not do good on the play, I believe Davis is to blame the most.
Getting beat instantly as a blindside protector is an extremely concerning thing to do, obviously. And I know some people will say everyone has bad reps, and I agree. However, Davis has constantly put out bad reps for years now, and at what point do we just realize that is who he is?
To make Davis’ stock fall further, 2021 second-round pick Liam Eichenberg looked fantastic at right tackle. Miami shouldn’t even think twice about demoting Davis to their 6th offensive lineman and starting Eichenberg.
Davis is a perfect fit as the first guy in on the offensive line, but he just isn’t a starter in my eyes. It will be interesting to see how the line shakes up for Week 1, but Davis’ stock is falling at the wrong time.