TSV Scouting Department

Chris Davis

Report Prepared By John Harris

Breakdown:

#11
Class: Senior
Height: 5'9 1/2"
Weight: 201 lbs.
School: Auburn
Bio:
  • Played in two BCS national championship games
  • 109 yard return v. Alabama sent Auburn to SEC Championship game
  • Second on the team in tackles (74, yet missed two games)
  • 14 Passes Broken Up (2013)
  • Averaged nearly 19 yards per punt return (2013)

 

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Davis accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • He had an interesting day on Monday and I’m struggling with how to come to some sort of conclusion on it.  He’s easily the most physical cornerback on the field and he's ultra-physical in press coverage.  He frustrated nearly every receiver in press man, including Vanderbilt star WR Jordan Matthews.  But, the further he got away from the line of scrimmage, he struggled a bit.  He got beat once by Matthews but Davis will compete.  He’s stiff as can be but I love his tenacity.  Ultimately, I think he’s got to move to safety but initially I think playing corner will be great experience this week.
  • On Tuesday, Davis faced Alabama's Kevin Norwood.  The former Alabama star He went deep on Davis, high pointed the throw from the QB and came down with a tremendous catch.  Davis wasn't the first one victimized by Norwood's athleticism deep down the field.
  • As mentioned plenty in this report, Davis may have to make the transition to safety in the NFL, but he continued to compete in one on ones against quick WRs on the outside.  Davis was a little grabby, however, and that obviously won't cut it on the next level.  But, there's no question that the former Auburn star is a bulldog in competition.
  • During the game on Saturday, Davis returned three punts for 29 yards, one kickoff for 21 yards and had one interception that he returned 17 yards.  He finished with three tackles as well.

Report

Davis is most well-known for his 109 yard return against Alabama that'll keep him from ever paying for anything in the state of Alabama for the next century.  But, the second-team All-SEC selection was a three-year starter for Auburn...oh okay, he'll be known forever for that one play.
 
Davis doesn't strike me as a corner at the next level and perhaps, with his penchant to make tackles off the edge, safety is in his future.  But, there'll be ample opportunity to show what he can do in Mobile.  He'll excel on special teams worst case, but if he can prove that he can cover the slightest bit then he'll provide the versatility NFL teams covet.  If he doesn't, he's destined to be a seven year special teams specialist.