Who is the 6-foot and 210 pound CB Devron Davis?
He might be one of the few day three gems in this draft. A former JUCO stud who received offers from schools like Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, Florida, Ohio State and Michigan State. He chose to go to the University of Texas-San Antonio. That’s what makes him unique but make no mistake Davis has legitimate NFL size and speed to play cornerback at the next level.
Tape: Devron Davis vs. Josh Reynolds (Texas A&M 2016)
Davis, as mentioned above has NFL size and speed to play on the outside at the next level. He flashes premier timing to go up for a 50-50 ball against a receiver, make the play and ultimately avoid getting a pass interference flag. Davis shows off his smooth hips with his ability to turn and run smoothly down the field with receivers. He adds even more value when you think about what he can do as a blitzer. He has no issue going between the role of playing man-to-man cornerback, being the free blitzer or being in run support.
Davis, like his teammate and our most recent draft profile Marcus Davenport play against wear compeition more than not but thats practically just a picky weakness to give out. Davis is not a completely finished product. Sometimes he does have a hard time getting turned around to make the play on the ball and that is going to need refining especially for the NFL. He’s a corner but you would like to see him power through blocks more, it would make him an even more effective blitzer.
How does he fit with the Rams?
Well, if you didn’t already hear, the Rams like him and he likes the Rams so that’s a start. However, he’s a man-to-man guy that offers versatility as far as a blitzer and perhaps he could play some safety if need be. This is exactly the type of kid Wade Phillips is going to want on his defense.
It’s interesting, the Cowboys didn’t use him as creatively as Colorado did but Chidobe Awuzie is the comparison here. Same body type, both energetic cornerbacks that offer the ability to play man-to-man and rush the quarterback from the defensive back spot. Both players are fast and are big-time playmakers.