With the 90th pick in the NFL Draft, the Ravens selected Carl Davis, the defensive tackle out of Iowa. The Ravens had a need along the defensive line due to Haloti Ngata's departure to Detroit through a trade earlier in the offseason. Carl Davis will join Timmy Jernigan, Chris Canty, Brandon Williams and Lawrence Guy on the Ravens' defensive line that has ranked at the top of the league in run stops and sacks.
A big player at 6-foot-5 and 320-pounds, Davis is a big body that can plug up the hole in the middle of the line. Regularly eats up double teams and holds his ground with them. Powerful hands and incredibly strong frame that can use both to move offensive lineman out of the way off the snap. Knows where the ball is going to be and is routinely in the area.
Lacks effort in pursuit and in pass rushing at times. Because of his size, he has stamina issues and when tired will get sloppy in his mechanics. Not an immediate starter, but could get there in time.
Davis is a player that should have gone in the second round, but fell down to the late third round due to lack of production as a pass rusher and stamina issues. Every analyst will call this pick a complete steal at this spot.
A talented player with the physical attributes that you want from a defensive tackle. He won't immediately start on the defensive line, but will contribute as a rotational player and provide depth after Haloti Ngata left for Detroit. Davis has a very high ceiling as a player but also has some issues in regards to his size and stamina and could find himself playing only as a rotational player unless he can improve on that front.