Demario Davis LB NYJ Dec 13 '78

Jets coach Rex Ryan confirmed 2012 third-round pick Demario Davis will be a starter in his second season.

He'll take Bart Scott's place next to David Harris. "He's our No. 1 WILL linebacker on our depth chart," Ryan said of Davis. "Clearly Demario is a guy we feel very good about." Davis primarily played in nickel packages last season, amassing 36 tackles across 16 games. He'll be on the LB3 radar in IDP leagues.

Demario Davis LB NYJ Nov 23 '78

ESPN New York expects Demario Davis to replace Bart Scott as a starting inside linebacker in 2013.

Scott is fully expected to be released along with OLB Calvin Pace. That leaves Davis, a 2012 third-round pick that will provide an upgrade in athleticism. He projects to give IDP owners more than the 60 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception Scott provided last season.

Demario Davis LB NYJ May 23 '78

ESPN New York expects third-round pick Demario Davis to challenge for the starting weak-side linebacker job.

Demario Davis LB NYJ Mar 17 '78

The Sideline View's Adam Caplan has issued an IDP alert for Jets third-round ILB Demario Davis.

"For those who are in fantasy dynasty leagues with defensive players, go get ‪#Jets‬ ILB Demario Davis," tweeted Caplan, who has a fantasy football analyst background. Caplan wrote that Davis profiles as Bart Scott's replacement in 2013, when Scott's guaranteed money runs out. One NFL exec told Caplan that Davis projects as an 8-10 year starter "based on his talent level, which is strong."

Demario Davis LB NYJ Mar 12 '78

Jets agreed to terms with LB Demario Davis on a four-year contract.

The former Arkansas State star earned high praise in rookie minicamp from coach Rex Ryan, who compared his skills to Bart Scott and his leadership to Ray Lewis. Expected to be a "major contributor" from the start, Davis is already working with the first team in nickel packages as a coverage linebacker. He'll also contribute on special teams while being groomed for a starting job.

Demario Davis LB NYJ Feb 13 '78

After watching No. 77 pick LB Demario Davis for two days at Jets' rookie minicamp, ESPN New York believes ILB Bart Scott "better be on (his) game when camp opens."

Davis' 4.49 40 speed apparently translates quite well to the practice field, while coach Rex Ryan has already compared Davis' leadership abilities to Ray Lewis'. Davis is tentatively expected to spell Scott on passing downs, but his role could grow with an impressive camp.