While the on-field drills at the NFL Scouting Combine are considered the true tests for prospects, the way they handle themselves off the field is also important to monitor. Fortunately for Auburn defensive lineman Marlon Davidson, he should excel in both departments.
Davidson had another strong season with the Tigers, registering 48 tackles and 6.5 sacks. He was an important piece on Auburn’s defense for all four years of his collegiate career. Now, he’ll try to prove himself at the next level.
On Thursday, Davidson was asked what he loves most about football. His response was so genuine that we might not hear a better quote from any prospect at this year’s combine.
“What I love most about the game is that I can literally go out there and hit a man consistently, and pound him, and the police won’t come,” Davidson told the media. “That’s the most enjoyable moment about football. They won’t say anything about it in the press. I won’t get any headlines, handcuffs or mugshots.”
#Auburn DL Marlon Davidson on what he loves most about the game:
“What I love most about the game is that I can literally go out there and hit a man consistently, and pound him, and the police won’t come.” pic.twitter.com/EgV9rtIcsL
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) February 27, 2020
Most of the reporters in the room enjoyed Davidson’s response.
It might sound like a harsh quote from Davidson, but the reality is that he just loves the physical aspect of the game.
Davidson will get to showcase his skills on the field this Saturday. He’s already projected to go within the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.