NFL Draft Profile: Auburn CB Chris Davis

NFL Draft Profile: Auburn CB Chris Davis
April 30, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Chris Davis (CB), Auburn

5'10" | 202 lbs.

2013 stats:

46 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 0 INT, 3 PD

Projection:

6th-7th round

What the scouts are saying:

"A compact, physical zone corner with intriguing return skill, Davis will be more challenged by his lack of height and tight hips in the pros. His intangibles, toughness against the run and ability to factor as a punt returner will allow him to carve out a role." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"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. ... 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." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"Davis became part of college football history with his 109-yard field goal return for a touchdown to knock off undefeated Alabama and send Auburn to the SEC Championship. Florida State had success throwing against Davis in the National Championship. He struggled at the Senior Bowl and was all over receivers. If Davis doesn't change that, he'll be flagged often in the NFL." (WalterFootball.com)

Fit for the Bears:

The Bears will be looking for a cornerback in the draft, as starters Charles Tillman (33 years old) and Tim Jennings (30) age. With Davis' late-round projection, it would not be surprising to see the Bears take a flyer on him as a cornerback project with upside. Davis' ability as a returner - as is well-documented by now - could also spark the Bears' interest, as longtime return man Devin Hester left in the offseason.

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