Vontae Davis  

Height: 5-11   Weight: 207   Age: 31

Born: 5/27/1988 Washington , DC

College: Illinois

Experience: Season









Combine 2009


  • 40 Yard Dash4.49 Secs
  • 3 Cone Drill6.75 secs
  • Vertical Jump36.0 inches
  • Bench Press25.0 reps
  • Broad Jump125.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.07 secs


Positives: Rare combination of size and pure athleticism. Chiseled frame. Excellent straight-line speed. Loose hips to turn and run. Instinctive defender who recognizes the action when playing off-man or zone and closes downhill. Rare aggression in run support. Physical tackler with legitimate explosive hitting ability. Can separate the ball from the ball-carrier. Times his blitzes well and can close when the opportunity presents itself. Good special teams performer with punt and kick return experience. Blocked two kicks in 2007. May boast unmatched upside at this position. Negatives: Not a natural playmaker. Inconsistent hands for the interception. Doesn't fight through blocks with the physicality in which he comes up to tackle. Best in off-man and zone coverage where he can watch the action, plant and drive to the ball. Faster in shorts than on the field. Peeks back at the quarterback and savvy route-runners can beat him with double moves. Was benched in 2008 by coach Ron Zook, creating questions about his work ethic. Concerns that Vontae, like his brother, Vernon Davis, may lack the drive to turn his unique athleticism into NFL success.