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Grade
5.22 ?
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 202LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team All-SEC selection after starting in 12 games. Finished second on the team with 74 tackles. Return of a missed field goal for a touchdown was decisive play in Auburn's win over Alabama. 2012: Played in nine games and made seven starts. Missed three games due to injury. 2011: Played and started in 11 games. Missed two games due to injury. 2010: Played in all 14 games. Was injured on opening kickoff of BCS National Championship win over Oregon and did not return.

Analysis

Strengths

Physical supporting the run -- fills quickly and likes to hit. Tough pound-for-pound. Takes on bigger receivers with aggression and sets a hard edge. Plays off blocks well. Good open-field tackler. Good press strength to re-route receivers at the line. Alert in zones. Has big-play return ability (recorded most memorable play of the 2013 season returning field goal 109 yards for TD vs. Alabama). Can factor as a punt returner with a low center of gravity and good run strength. Emotional, energetic field presence. Respected team leader.

Weaknesses

Is short, short-armed and very stiff-hipped. Straight-linish and tight transitioning -- allows separation at break points. Marginal ball skills and hands (zero career interceptions). Gets caught playing flat-footed and peeking. Can do a better job carrying receivers in short zones. Mismatched vs. bigger receivers and struggles contending in the red zone.

Bottom Line

A compact, physical zone corner with intriguing return skill, Davis will be more challenged by his lack of height and tight hips in the pros. His intangibles, toughness against the run and ability to factor as a punt returner will allow him to carve out a role.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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