Tennessee Titans: How Nate Davis’ butt is making him more explosive
Tennessee Titans right guard Nate Davis made a change to his stance, which has helped him improve in training camp.
Sometimes when a young player takes that next step to the NFL, one little change can make a big difference. For Tennessee Titans right guard Nate Davis, it was, well, his butt.
That’s right, Davis has changed his stance and it’s making all the difference in the world to him. By raising his butt, the Charlotte product believes he’s more explosive off the ball.
Here’s what he said to say about the stance change, per John Glennon of The Athletic.
“That was one of the first things I did when I came here, just fix my stance and raise my butt up a little bit,” Davis said. “It’s definitely helped. I’m more explosive, I think, raising up first and going.”
Hey, any bit helps when you’re trying to make the leap from college to the pros.
Davis, who was the Titans’ third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, ran with the first-team offense on Monday and is currently involved in a battle for right guard with veteran Kevin Pamphile.
While it’s nice to see Davis getting the look, head coach Mike Vrabel has been rotating plenty of guys in and out with the first-team O-line, so this isn’t a hint one way or the other if Davis is making progress towards being a starter.
We already know that Davis is a good run-blocker from the get go in the NFL. The question he’ll be facing is if he can pass block, as well. Lateral quickness was one of the things Davis needed to improve in that area and we’ll have to see if he’s done enough there to earn the starting gig.
Whether Davis gets the starting job or not—I’m sure the Titans would like to see their third-round investment play right away—Tennessee is setup to have great depth upfront on offense, especially when left tackle Taylor Lewan returns from a four-game suspension.