Cornerback | Auburn | Junior
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 206 pounds
2017: Started all 13 games; 36 tackles (27 solo); one interception; 0.5 tackles for loss; 11 passes broken up; one forced fumble; First-Team All-SEC by coaches; First-Team All-America (SI.com); Second-Team All-America (Associated Press, *Walter Camp, AFCA); Second-Team All-SEC (Associated Press, *Phil Steele); led Auburn in tackles
Career: Started 32 of 38 games played; 138 tackles (102 solo); four interceptions; 4.5 tackles for loss; 0.5 sacks; 29 passes broken up; three forced fumbles; 2016 Third-Team All-SEC (Athlon); 2015 Freshman All-SEC selection
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40-yard dash: 4.53 seconds
Bench press: 16 reps of 225 pounds (tied for eighth among cornerbacks)
Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches (tied for eighth among cornerbacks)
Vertical jump: 34 inches
3-cone drill: Did not participate
20-yard shuttle: Did not participate
Summary:After standing out at Miami Norland High School, Davis was named one of Florida's top 25 recruits and earned a starting spot as a true freshman at Auburn. He made nine starts and led the team with three interceptions en route to being named to the Freshman All-SEC team.
His sophomore season was hampered by playing through injuries, and Davis "came into his own" during his junior season in 2017, during which he received First-Team All-SEC recognition.
According to his NFL.com Draft profile, Davis was a "nuisance" for college wide receivers due to a lethal combination of "height, weight, length and ball skills" and ideally works as a full-time press corner.
NFL analyst Lance Zierlein said the following of the Auburn corner:
"Davis plays with confidence and some edge and was able to show and prove against NFL-caliber talent over the last three years. In the right scheme, he could become a high-impact starter."
Relationship with Rhodes:Davis is not the first NFL Draft prospect to come out of Miami Norland's football program. He shares an alma mater with Steelers receiver Antonio Brown and Vikings All-Pro cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
Davis told reporters at the combine that he has spent time with Rhodes, whom he's been compared to.
"I do know Xavier Rhodes," Davis said. "I worked out with him over the summer, last summer, and you know, he's a great guy. He got a chance to give me a little bit of insight on the NFL and how to approach it coming up."