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Anthony Davis (OT)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    323 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Rutgers
  • Conference:
    AAC
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Selected by: San Francisco 49ers
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 11 (11)
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Pick Analysis: The 49ers aggressively moved up to grab Anthony Davis. The former Rutgers star gives the team an athletic blocker. With Joe Staley capable of playing on either side, Davis could slide over to left tackle and allow Staley to shore up the void on the right side. Regardless of the eventual configuration, the 49ers have solidified their leaky offensive line with the selection of Davis.

Overview

Davis is a prototypical left tackle in that he is a good foot athlete and has bulk as well as long arms that allow him to get a fit and control opponents as he steers them on by the pocket. He is not a natural knee bender and will let his pads get too far forward as he extends to sustain his blocks. He can slide and shuffle with an edge rusher and has the body control and foot agility to react and adjust to counter moves. He has shown a tendency to gain too much weight and will need to be monitored. He has strong hands and upper body and can swallow opponents up on the run block but does not finish his blocks off as much as he could. He will need some time to develop but could end up as a starting left tackle in a couple of years.


Strengths

Davis has the outstanding combination of size and athleticism necessary to play left tackle at the next level. Displays impressive strength eating up opponents off the ball. Excels in pass protection utilizing his long arms to effectively react and adjust while protecting the blindside. Displays really nice hand use.

Weaknesses

Lacks great initial quickness when exploding out of his stance in the running game. Davis is not a natural knee bender. Would like to see him finish strong on a more consistent basis. His self discipline is questionable after he struggled with weight issues in college.

Grade

8.3

 

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  • Niners take A.Davis

    Published: April 22, 2010 at 08:58 p.m.

    The 49ers select Rutgers OT Anthony Davis with the 11th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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