Scouting Report: Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA

#93 | San Antonio, TX | 6056 | 255 | 4.72E | 2018

SCOUTING REPORT

When NFL scouts close their eyes at night and envision their ideal pass-rushing bookend, images of Davenport begin to appear. Blessed with rare size, length and strength, this is a rare athlete who carries a pre-snap presence before the snap which makes quarterbacks take notice. He can win with speed or explosiveness, in addition to being able to generate tremendous push—he possesses very active hands. Davenport has proven to be a defensive playmaker during his Roadrunners career and generated three forced fumbles, recovered another and had four pass deflections this past season. He finished as the UTSA career as the program’s all-time leader in tackles for loss (38.0), sacks (22.0), QB hurries (21) and was named 2017 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year. He likes to start from a two-point stance but he could be used effectively in a variety of ways at the next level and there are some shades of Mario Williams to his game, which puts him in the mix for first round consideration. Look for his name to ascend up mock drafts as we inch closer to April.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 (Jr.): Named second-team All-Conference USA … played in all 13 games (12 starts) … led the squad’s defensive linemen with 68 tackles (31 solos/37 assists), including 10 for loss, and also had team-leading marks of 6.5 sacks and a program-record eight QB hurries … finished the season strong by posting 38 stops, seven TFLs and 4.5 sacks in the final six outings… racked up a career-high 11 tackles at #22 Texas A&M (Nov. 19) and also added 1.5 TFLs, one sack and a fumble recovery against the Aggies … had seven stops, including two sacks, at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 12) and also recorded a pair of sacks in the season opener against Alabama State (Sept. 3).

2015 (So.): Earned honorable mention All-Conference USA accolades … started 11 contests but missed the Colorado State (Sept. 26) tilt due to injury … recorded 49 tackles (30 solos/19 assists) … ranked second on the team with 7.5 TFLs and four sacks … also racked up four QB hurries, three pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles … had a career day against Rice (Nov. 21) with 10 stops, three TFLs and two sacks … posted six stops and a sack at Charlotte (Nov. 14) and added five tackles and one sack in the season opener against #22 Arizona (Sept. 3) … also accumulated five tackles, including 1.5 behind the line of scrimmage, against Louisiana Tech (Oct. 10).

2014 (Fr.): Saw action in the opening 11 games of the campaign but missed the season finale against North Texas (Nov. 29) due to injury … registered 14 tackles, three of which went for loss as sacks … top outing came at Rice (Oct. 8) when he racked up a career-high six stops, including a sack … opened his career at Houston (Aug. 29) with a pair of tackles and a sack … added another sack at Florida Atlantic (Sept. 27).

High School: A first-team All-District 27-5A performer who recorded 73 tackles, including 10 for loss, six sacks and a half dozen pass breakups as a senior … earned second-team all-district honors as a junior after racking up 42 stops … coached by Darryl Hemphill … also an area qualifier in the 1,600m relay and shot put along with playing for the basketball team.

Personal: Born Sept. 4, 1996 … son of Ronnetta and Ron Davenport … multidisciplinary studies major.

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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