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Combine Results

Grade
5.11 ?
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'10" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 202LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Has a son. Also played basketball as an Alabama prep. Played in all 14 games for Auburn as a true freshman in 2010 and had 19 tackles, three pass breakups and no interceptions. Was injured on the opening kickoff of the BCS championship game against Oregon, rolling his right ankle and missing the rest of the contest. Started 11 games at cornerback in 2011 and had 60 tackles, four pass breakups and no interceptions with a forced fumble. Missed two games because of a high ankle sprain. Saw action in nine games in 2012 (six starts) and totaled 41 tackles, three pass breakups and no interceptions with 1.5 tackles for loss. Missed three games after suffering a concussion. Had a memorable senior season in 2013, starting 12 games and tallying 74 tackles, 15 pass breakups and no interceptions with 2.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. On Nov. 30 against previously No. 1 Alabama, he returned a missed 57-yard field goal attempt 109 yards with no time remaining on the clock for a game-winning touchdown. Saw his first collegiate action returning punts and finished third in the nation in punt return average, returning 17 for 318 yards (18.7-yard average) and an 85-yard score against Tennessee. Missed two games with an ankle injury. Did not work out at the combine because of a right knee injury (medical exclusion).

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 missed 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.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

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
C
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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