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Jets Showing Some Interest in UT-Chattanooga OLB Davis Tull

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Tony Pauline noted that the Jets director of college scouting was on hand for UT-Chattanooga's pro day.

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I've seen Davis Tull play once, that's it. Getting my hands on UT Chattanooga's tape is as difficult as it sounds. However when you look at his credentials, it's easy to see why so many NFL teams have an interest. There were 22 teams in attendance yesterday during Davis's pro-day and the Jets were one of three teams to send their director of college scouting, it could mean nothing, but usually it means there is some strong interest.

For those who don't know Davis Tull, he's a 6'2, 246lb's rush linebacker that projects to the OLB position in a 3-4, obviously something we're looking for. He's a three time southern conference defensive player of the year and finished his senior season with 10.5 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss. He's a relentless, powerful, stocky competitor who plays at 100mph from the first snap to the last snap. He has some pass rushing moves and plays with fantastic hand usage.

However, he's played against inferior competition his entire career. I always say you can only beat the man put in front of you but the men who lined up across from Tull were generally poorer. His arms are relatively short and he can get tied up at times. He has played defensive end for UT-Chattanooga with very little experience standing up but will need to do so at the next level.

Apparently Tull looked very good in linebacker drills yesterday and ran a 4.57 40 yard dash.

He's an intriguing prospect because of his motor, technique and college production, the Jets are taking a good look as they should and if they see the talent and value for selection, then why not.