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NFL Combine: Local name blowing up Indianapolis

Raise your hand if you knew his name before today.

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Davis Tull from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is not only hanging with top prospects from every major conference, he is blowing them away.

The edge rusher from Knoxville Tennessee, took the field today in Indianapolis and competed in the bench press, broad jump and vertical jump.

Tull had a good round on the bench press tallying 26 reps despite only weighing 246 lb.That number tied him for fifth among linebacker prospects at this years combine.

In the broad jump, Tull was behind only Bud Dupree with a 11'10" jump. That puts him over the likes of Vic Beasley, Randy Gregory and Eli Harold, which are all considered to be some of the top six or seven edge rushers in this class.

His biggest achievement of the day took place in the vertical jump. Tull jumped through the roof ending up with a combine best 42.5 inch vertical. To put that in perspective, not only did he beat every linebacker in this year's combine, he ties the record for best jump since the NFL started keeping record (2006).

There are guys that blow up the combine every year that are huge surprises because of their lack of production on the field. However, with Tull this is not the case after the edge rusher posted 32 sacks in his final three years in college and earned a plethora of honors and accolades.

The Tennessee Titans need an edge rusher badly, and in a class that is absolutely loaded at that position, they have a decision to make. The Titans have to look at players like Vic Beasley and Dante Fowler early and decide if they want to trade down and roll the dice that they will get them. On the other hand, players like Jameis Winston and Leonard Williams are all players that are so far clearly above the "next best guy" that it really doesn't make sense to pass on them if they see those positions as areas of need.

If the Titans go with the later scenario, then it makes a lot of sense for them to target a pass rusher on Day Two and beyond whether that means a player like Hau'oli Kikaha in the second, or Davis Tull in the later rounds. Either way, it seems virtually impossible that the Titans go through this whole draft without drafting a quality pass rusher.