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2015 NFL DRAFT

Chris Davis, CB

School: Auburn  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 202 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
151224-5

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.552.621.63- -10'04"4.186.93

Strengths Weaknesses

Player Overview

Davis cemented his name in Auburn lore with his 108-yard touchdown return off a missed field goal to upset Alabama in 2013. However, he is also a very accomplished cover corner.

The No. 97-rated athlete by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. coming out of Birmingham, Ala., Davis was an immediate contributor in 2010, seeing action in all 14 games and registering 19 tackles with three pass breakups.

Davis started all 11 games the following season, finishing fourth on team with 60 tackles and third with four pass breakups.

As a second-year starter in 2012, Davis started in five games before having his season sidetracked by an injury suffered against Arkansas. He missed four games as Auburn went winless in the SEC.

Davis rebounded in 2013 to earn second-team all-conference honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press. He was bothered by a left ankle injury early in the season, but was back to full strength by the time he shocked Alabama with his dramatic touchdown return.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS: Possesses a compact, well-developed build with light feet, fluid change of direction and smooth acceleration. Alert zone defender with quick-twitch athleticism to break downhill on the ball. Good athleticism for coverage responsibilities, demonstrating the agility and balance to mirror receivers, as well as the straight-line speed to keep up on vertical routes.

Explosive leaper who times it well to compete in jump-ball situations against taller receivers. Flashes physicality as a tackler, showing the ability to wrap securely and arrive with a thud. Talented punt returner. Very good balance, elusiveness and vision to set up blocks with the ball in his hands as was evidenced in his "kick-six" return to beat Alabama.

WEAKNESSES: Has the fluidity to handle man coverage responsibilities but lacks the height preferred in a man-heavy scheme. Inconsistent physicality as an open-field tackler. Does his share of standing around the pile and will occasionally lunge toward the legs of ballcarriers with his shoulder, rather than forcefully wrapping, leading to some missed tackles.

COMPARES TO: Kareem Jackson, Houston Texans - Stout (if somewhat short) frame, physicality and versatile coverage ability make the underrated Davis a potential early-round pick and future starter in the NFL, just as Jackson was from rival Alabama in 2010.

--Rob Rang (12/26/13)

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05/14/2014 - San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with 17 rookie free agents: Chris Davis, CB, Auburn,...Second-Team All-SEC selection authored one of greatest moments in college football history with his 109-yard missed field goal return for a touchdown as time expired to win the Iron Bowl. - San Diego Chargers
 

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