Nebraska DT Khalil Davis is the first Husker selected since 2018 NFL Draft
After failing to produce an NFL Draft pick in 2019, Nebraska has sent a defensive tackle to the next level.
In the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Nebraska defensive tackle Khalil Davis with the 194th overall pick. He’s the first Husker since quarterback Tanner Lee in 2018 to get drafted. Davis is the first defensive player since Nate Gerry (2017) to be picked in the draft.
Davis is a 6-foot-2, 315-pound defensive lineman who received third-team All-B1G honors after the 2019 season. He totaled 45 stops with 11 tackles for loss and eight sacks for the Huskers. He also forced two fumbles and defended two passes in his final year with the program.
Nebraska has had a history of producing excellent NFL talent, but it’s been awhile since the Huskers have dominated the draft. After not having one player selected in the 2019 draft, having the program mentioned this year was an important step for Scott Frost and his staff.
Davis is one of four B1G players to be selected by the Buccaneers in this year’s draft, joining Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs, Minnesota S Antoine Winfield Jr. and Minnesota WR Tyler Johnson.