Player Spotlight: Julien Davenport

 

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Name: Julien Davenport

School: Bucknell

Conference: Patriot League

Projected NFL Position: OT

Draft Class: 2017

 

 

Q & A with Julien Davenport

What is your name, school, and position?

Julien Davenport, Bucknell University, OT

What is your height and weight?

6’7″ 315 lbs

What do you consider your biggest asset on the field?

My mind for the game

Why did you choose your current college to further your football career?

Great place to pursue my education and play football on a full scholarship

What is something about yourself, that most people don’t know?

I can draw.

What is one area of your game that you would like to improve, and what’s your plan to do so?

Technique, constantly working on the mechanics and perfecting the little things

Who is the best player that you’ve played against so far in your career?

Terrence Fede, Marist College

Who is your favorite NFL player at your position and why?

Tyron Smith, one of the best in the game and I watch him to better myself

What NFL team is your favorite and why?

Pittsburgh Steelers, when I was younger people would compare me to Jerome Bettis

Any parting words for your fans or friends?

I am excited and honored to be in the position I am now, playing in the Senior Bowl and receiving an invitation to the Combine. Hard work and dedication will help dreams to come true.

 

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Additional Information

Career: Two-year team captain … three-time First Team All-Patriot League selection … Second Team All-Patriot League (2013) … three-time Preseason All-Patriot League … Second Team STATS FCS All-American (2015).

2016 (Senior): Earned First Team All-America honors from four organizations (AFCA, Associated Press, STATS, Walter Camp) … first Bison with four All-America honors in same season since Bryce Robertson in 2011 … team captain for a second straight year … named to Walter Payton Award Watch List … First Team All-Patriot League selection … named a Preseason All-American by Athlon Sports … STATS FCS Preseason All-American First Team … Preseason All-Patriot League … earned invitation to play in Senior Bowl … named FCS Collegiate Player of the Year by the Brooks Irvine Club of South Jersey … earned team’s Tom Gadd Coaches’ Award and Captains Award … started all 11 games at left tackle … only member of senior class to start all 44 games from 2013-16.

2015 (Junior): First Team All-Patriot League selection … Preseason All-Patriot League for second straight year … first Bison offensive lineman to be named First Team All-Patriot League in back-to-back years since Lucas Carlaw in 1998 and 1999 … named a Second Team STATS FCS All-American … served as team captain along with senior Louis Taglianetti … started all 11 games at left tackle for third consecutive year … credited with 12 receiving yards in season finale at Colgate after collecting a Bucknell fumble and advancing it … earned team’s John Campana Award as squad’s outstanding offensive lineman.

2014 (Sophomore): First Team All-Patriot League … one of two First Team All-PL offensive linemen for the Bison … first time since 1998 Bucknell had two offensive linemen named to First Team … started all 11 games at left tackle for second consecutive year … ran one time for three yards vs. Lafayette … also had a tackle in contest vs. Leopards … named team’s Most Improved Offensive Player at conclusion of 2015 spring practice … Preseason All-Patriot League.

2013 (Freshman): Second Team All-Patriot League … earned starting spot at left tackle during preseason camp and started all 11 games there … earned Stuart M. Smith Memorial Award as team’s top newcomer … caught two backward screens to record two running plays for a total of 32 yards … went for 15 yards vs. Lehigh and 17 vs. VMI.

via http://www.bucknellbison.com

 

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Tyrant Analysis

Julien Davenport is quite possibly one of the most polished Lineman to come from the FCS level. He’s fundamentally sound when it comes to techniques. He’s a natural fit at Offensive Tackle, with his NFL size and athleticism. He easily comes out of his stance, and easily mirrors most pass rushers at the FCS level. He also does well blocking at the second level, and can block in space. The true test will be when he goes head to head with NFL talents at the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile. Tyrant Scouting gave Julien Davenport a Draftable Grade in our Small School Draft Overview.

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