INDIANAPOLIS — Anthony Davis battled weight issues during his three seasons at Rutgers. He swears that fight won’t carry over to the NFL.
Davis, whom NFL Network’s Mike Mayock ranks as the third-best offensive tackle prospect in the draft, said Thursday at the combine that teams won’t see the 366-pounder who first came to the Scarlet Knights.
With strict diet and exercise, 6-foot-5 Davis is down to 323 pounds, a weight at which he plans to play.
“When you’re losing weight, it’s like you hit walls,” Davis said of his earlier struggles.
Despite the weight concerns, Davis could being solid protection to an NFL offensive line. He said he allowed just two sacks last season, and he seemed to relish his past matchups with South Florida’s George Selvie, a two-time All-America defensive end who’s also at the combine.
– Justin Hathaway