Photo of Mike Davis
Drafted By: 49ers

Combine Results

Grade
5.44 ?
  • 4.61 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.65 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Davis fits well in San Francisco's power run scheme. He's shown he can handle the workload and grind out tough yards in college. He's a solid depth back who can be a spot starter for the 49ers. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 5'9" Height
  • 30 1/4" Arm Length
  • 217LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

In 2014, was 18 yards shy of becoming second in school history with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. Suffered through nagging injuries for much of the year and did not start in the season opener against Texas A&M. Had career-high 183 yards and 3 touchdowns against Kentucky. Named second-team All-SEC in 2013 finishing with 1,183 yards rushing (fourth most in school history). Had seven games with 100-plus yards rushing. In 2012, saw action late in the year after gruesome knee injury to then-starter Marcus Lattimore. Was U.S. Army All-American in high school. Younger brother of former Clemson running back James Davis.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.52 seconds
Vertical jump: 35 1/2 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Compact frame with plus balance as a runner. Keeps feet moving in traffic and can pinball from defender to defender. Uses spin move effectively to avoid the hit and keep running. Will duck head and accelerate behind his pads with force to finish his runs. Downhill runner near the end zone with adequate push to grind out the extra half yard needed. Creates separation to the perimeter with quality stiff arm and showed surprising top-end speed to hit the long run in 2013. Gets adequate separation out of backfield and can convert the catch into a first down. Capable in pass protection with understanding of protections.

Weaknesses

Has some hip tightness, which limits his lateral movement. Won't make defender miss with wiggle or juke, and struggles to create when his track is closed. Will duck his head prematurely heading into hole at times, and briefly loses his vision and feel for the hole, often running into the backs of blockers. Showed substantially more juice as a runner in 2013. Conditioning looked off and he was sluggish to the perimeter and through the line of scrimmage in 2014. Relatively ineffective toward end of the year. The 2014 tape shows energy lacking for Davis compared to 2013.

Draft Projection

Round 4

Sources Tell Us

"Not the same guy (in 2014). I think he had a rib injury early, but that's not what bothers me. You look at Alshon's conditioning, Clowney's last year and now Davis? He's got talent, but he can't just half-step and think he's going to make our league." -- NFC South scout

NFL Comparison

Alfred Morris

Bottom Line

Rhythm runner who is at his best when he's getting plenty of work. Davis has a surprising ability to turn on the jets and get on top of the secondary quickly for long runs, and his north-south mentality is a fit for the pros. With an ability to play on third down as well, the only thing holding Davis back is conditioning. Davis won't make too many defenders miss, so he can't afford to lose the corner speed he showed in 2013. Davis can be a very capable NFL backup with the potential to become a starter.
-Lance Zierlein
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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