Photo of Will Davis
Drafted By: Dolphins
  • Round 3
  • Pick 31
  • Overall 93

Combine Results

Grade
71.0 ?
  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 127.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.02 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"I had a fifth-round grade on Davis. But he's a man corner with good ball skills. He'll be physical." -- Mike Mayock

  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 186LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Davis only played one year of football at Central Valley (Wash.) High School, logging seven interceptions, while also tallying 33 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also played wide receiver, making 16 catches for 135 yards and four touchdowns. Davis also earned three letters in basketball and four in track. Davis was an honorable mention all-league honoree and team MVP as a senior in basketball and was a two-year starter.



After high school, Davis originally enrolled to play football at Western Washington, but the program was cut during his redshirt-freshman season. Davis then went to De Anza College, and earned first-team all-Golden Gate Conference and first-team all-state honors after posting eight interceptions, returning two for touchdowns.



In 2011, Davis transferred to Utah State, where he played in all 13 games and logged five starts. He recorded 35 tackles (3.5 for loss) and six passes defended. In his senior year, Davis played in 13 games and recorded 64 tackles (4.5 for loss), 17 pass breakups, and five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). He was named first-team All-WAC.

Analysis

Strengths

Solid frame for the position. Possesses light, quick feet. Extremely fluid and coordinated athlete, changes direction well. Good balance and hips. Has the ability to drive on the football and break up passes. Tracks the football and can get his hands on the deep throw. Uses his hands through the route, not afraid to get physical, but is not overly grabby.

Weaknesses

Limited football experience. Could stand to add more weight and strength. Overaggressive nature. Susceptible to getting beat by double moves. Lacks the recovery speed to catch up to a receiver that has run by him. Has issues with beating blocks from the receiver. Will lower his head and give sub-par tackling efforts.

NFL Comparison

Alterraun Verner

Bottom Line

Davis has good length, foot quickness, and ball skills for the position. Although his recovery speed is a question, he's a fluid athlete with good hips who can make plays on the football. Davis can be beaten deep when he gets overaggressive, but he has more successes than failures in this department. Davis should be a middle-round selection.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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