Jordan Davis defends decision to decline NIL money
Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis has a growing profile when it comes to NFL Draft prospects and being a bona fide star in college football.
Davis, who is listed at 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, was one of the player representatives for Georgia alongside QB JT Daniels. But despite being one of the key players on a national championship contender, Davis is not cashing in on the opportunity to be paid based on his name, image and likeness. In fact, he has deleted his social media presence except for the SEC Media Days appearance.
On the SEC Network, Davis explained why.
“Honestly, it’s such a small window that I have not done anything,” Davis said. “… Name, image and likeness is a great platform for the other players, but me personally, hands off, I don’t want it.”
Davis last season started at nose tackle in seven of 10 games and finished with 16 total stops.
Davis also declined to go to the NFL after last season and return to campus. He explained what he’s focusing on to improve this season.
“Definitely pass rushing, I feel like I lack in that,” Davis said. “Honestly, mentally, I just want to be able to know the playbook inside and out. I want to know why I’m doing these plays. Not just what I’m doing during the play, and I feel like that’s a big aspect in the game that I failed to realize as I was getting acclimated and young, but nowadays, I’m starting to understand why I’m making these plays and why I’m doing this, or why I’m in this spot.”