Nate Davis

North Carolina-Charlotte
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Prospect Info

College
North Carolina-Charlotte
Hometown
Class
Ashburn, VA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
316 lbs
33 1/8”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.71
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Tennessee
Titans
Round 3 ‧ Pick 19
40 Yard Dash
5.23u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
23
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
26.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
107.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.94
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.83
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Virginia showed interest in landing Davis as a recruit after he earned first-team all-state honors for Ashburn's Stone Bridge High School. He stuck with the 49ers, however, to be part of the fledging program's beginnings. Davis was academically ineligible in 2014, which meant he could not practice or attend meetings. He leaped into the starting lineup at right guard for the final 10 games of the 2015 season. Davis started 8 of 9 games played at right guard in 2016, earning honorable mention All-Conference USA status. He repeated that honor in 2017, starting all 12 contests at right guard. Davis moved to right tackle in 2018 and his play forced C-USA coaches to vote him second-team all-conference. He only started 7 of 8 games played as a senior due to a four-game NCAA suspension for undisclosed violations.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 3
NFL Comparison
Shawn Lauvao
Overview
Davis carries good power and outstanding foot quickness on a stout frame and has proven to be consistent and effective in a variety of blocking schemes. His footwork and body control help him square his targets into his power zone, but a lack of arm length creates some inconsistencies in sustaining blocks. He has some flaws, but there doesn't appear to be glaring holes to overcome his areas of strength and become a starting guard early in his career.
Strengths
  • Wide, thick-boned frame carries desired mass and musculation
  • Tremendous bend in hips, knees and ankles allow him to drop low in his stance
  • Smooth, easy gait leading the way on pull blocks
  • Agility and body control to locate, time up and wipe out targets on the move
  • Strength and movement skills pair with any run scheme
  • Generates pop on contact regardless of approach angle
  • Drives with wide base creating movement on pin blocks
  • Adequate timing on work-up blocks to linebackers
  • Feet stay active and choppy in pass sets
  • Slide to mirror resembles a basketball player
  • Impressive foot quickness to stay in front of edge rushers when forced into tackle duty
  • Reactive ability to recover and sustain against rush counters.
Weaknesses
  • Falls a shade below NFL size average for starting guards
  • Can get big-boyed on occasion against bull-rushers looking to push the pocket
  • Needs greater urgency to step and help secure leaky edges in pass pro
  • Evaluators have voiced concerns of lack of arm length
  • Frenetic coming out of his stance and getting into his blocks
  • Needs to fight the urge to pop up tall out of stance, losing some natural leverage at point of attack
  • Needs more consistency in hand placement to improve block sustain
  • Will drop head into contact and allow weight to drift too far forward on second-level blocks.

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GRADE
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