No. 1: Keionta Davis, Chattanooga
Courtesy of Chattanooga Athletics
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The leader of another of the best defenses in the FCS, Keionta Davis stands out as the top defensive end from 2016.
Chattanooga gave up 19.6 points and 293.2 yards per game this season, led by a huge 2016 effort out of Davis.
The senior led his team and the Southern Conference in sacks, and he added seven quarterback hits, seven pass breakups, three forced fumbles and a blocked kick.
He’s big (6-foot-3, 270 pounds), versatile, and spent the 2016 season impressing NFL scouts. Davis is currently the eighth-ranked defensive end prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft class according to NFLDraftScout.com.
Davis has spent the last four seasons making plays for the Mocs defense on Saturdays, and soon we’ll see him doing the same for a lucky NFL team on Sundays.