Professional Soccer Focus not too long ago revealed its record of the highest 100 free brokers within the NFL going into the 2023 offseason, and together with it the outlet revealed its contract projections for stated gamers.
We’ve already gone over Tennessee Titans linebacker David Lengthy, who was listed at No. 17. We additionally spoke in regards to the hefty contract projection PFF made for Lengthy, which you’ll be able to try here.
Proper guard Nate Davis is the second Titans gamers to make the record compiled by PFF’s Brad Spielberger, who ranked Davis at No. 52. He had this to say in regards to the Charlotte product.
Contract Projection: Three years, $21 million ($7M per 12 months); $14.25 million complete assured
Davis earned a career-best 66.8 pass-blocking grade within the final season of his rookie contract, an enormous leap from his earlier excessive of 52.6. That was an essential growth to associate with his constantly stable run-blocking skill.
From 2020 to 2022, Davis’ 74.1 run-blocking grade ranks 14th amongst guards, routinely attending to the second degree within the Tennessee Titans’ zone operating scheme with good motion expertise. If he can proceed to enhance in move safety and spherical out his sport, the previous third-rounder may very well be a top quality guard for the subsequent a number of years.
Spielberger tasks a three-year, $21 million deal for Davis, with $14.25 million assured. That works out to an annual common of $7 million. For reference, that AAV would rank nineteenth amongst all guards.
That’s truly an inexpensive contract. It additionally falls consistent with Spotrac’s market value, which has Davis receiving a three-year, $22.4 million deal.
Davis, who was Tennessee’s second-best offensive lineman in 2022, has developed into a top quality starter upfront since being drafted in 2019.
One large knock on him has been his incapability to play a full season. He has solely completed so as soon as, lacking three, three and 5 video games within the different three campaigns of his profession.
Even with that adverse, I used to be pretty assured the Titans would retain him so long as the value wasn’t loopy, however a current remark from beat author Jim Wyatt has me pondering the other now.
In a current mailbag article, Wyatt stated he can be “stunned” if Davis is re-signed in 2023, though he didn’t give a motive.
Joe Levickis from Joelton, Tennessee
Query: Hey Jim! What are your ideas on the standing of the inside offensive line this offseason? I assumed Corey Levin did a fairly good job when he was requested to step in, and I hope he’s again at the very least for depth. I’d wish to see us convey again Nate Davis however from all the things I’ve learn, it appears as these most within the know really feel he’s nearly as good as gone.
Jim: Hey Joe. At all times good to listen to from you. Hope you loved the street journeys I noticed you on this season. I like Corey Levin as effectively, and I agree it will be good to get him again within the combine for depth. As for Davis, I’d be stunned if he’s again in 2023.
Wyatt’s remark stunned me, nevertheless it’s one we now have to take very significantly contemplating how tapped into the workforce he’s. Primarily based on that, it’s wanting possible the Titans could have a brand new proper guard subsequent season.
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