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Dolphins coach says former Alabama DL Raekwon Davis is ascending on the team

Former Alabama DL Raekwon Davis during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.
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Raekwon Davis may become a better pro player than a college player.

He got selected in the second round by the Miami Dolphins in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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As a native of Meridian, Miss., Davis came as a four-star defensive lineman in Alabama’s 2016 recruiting class. He made noise as a sophomore in 2017, posting 8.5 sacks (team-high), 10 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, and an interception. Davis assisted the Crimson Tide to a College Football Playoff National Championship that season. His numbers dropped in his junior and senior campaigns, but Davis did enough for the Dolphins to select him. After making the Pro Football Writers Association’s All-Rookie Team in 2020, he is starting to grow into a marquee player for Miami. The 6-foot-7, 335-pounder totaled 33 tackles, a sack, and a tackle for loss in 16 games for 2022. Davis is in the playoffs for the Dolphins, and his coach believes he’s on the rise.

Austin Clark, Miami’s defensive line coach, sees something special in Davis.

Hopefully, he can grow into becoming a massive success for the Dolphins.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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