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Grade
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  • 5.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 88.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 308LBS. Weight

Overview

Pitt coaches love Davis' toughness and versatility. He moved inside to center halfway through his senior season as an injury fill-in after starting 37 straight games at left guard. He did not skip a beat, even earning first team All-Big East accolades. Cousin of Lovell Purnett, who played tight end at West Virginia and the New England Patriots. Had an arm span of 32 3/4 inches and a hand span of 9 1/2 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Stout wide-body inside. ... Versatile enough to handle all three interior spots. ... Nimble setting up for pass protection. ... Quick getting his hands up after the snap and can land his punch. ... Puts his man on the ground when run blocking. ... Calls blocking assignments, even before shifting to center. ... Can anchor and drive his man backward. ... Wins the leverage battle in short-yardage situations. ... Vocal leader on and off the field, coaches call him a hard worker at practice. Negatives: His lack of height may make him a better center than guard. ... Not fleet-footed when getting ahead of screens. ... Ineffective cut blocker. ... Relies on his upper-body strength too much instead of moving his feet in pass protection. ... Does not always recognize late blitzers. ... Holds too long on assist blocks and can't recover to pick up defenders going to the quarterback. ... Must lock onto defenders in the open and sustain those blocks more consistently; linebackers can disengage from him too easily.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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