With San Francisco's seventh pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the 49ers selected defensive lineman Kalia Davis from the University of Central Florida.
Standing at 6-foot-1, 301 pounds, Davis started in UCF's first five games of the 2021 season. He recorded 17 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack, with three quarterback pressures in just five games.
Davis was named an AAC Defensive Player of the Week and earned preseason third-team all-conference honors from Phil Steele and Athlon.
NFL analyst Lance Zierlein described the defensive lineman’s performance as "terrific snap quickness that creates early advantages with the potential to become full-scale disruptions. Davis is a former linebacker with above-average bend, foot quickness and athleticism to create mismatches for lumbering guards."