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Vontae Davis - CB Illinois, Junior

Height: 5'11" DOB: 05/27/1988
Weight: 203lbs Age: 27

Pick #25

Arm Hand 40 Yard 10 Yard Bench Press Vert Jump Broad Jump 3 Cone Short Shuttle Long Shuttle Wonderlic KEI
30" 9 1/4" 4.49s N/A 25 N/A N/A 6.75s 4.07s N/A 33 N/A

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Athleticism Ball Skills/Hands

Scouting Report
When I watch Davis the things that stand out to me, aren't about his size.  He's pretty ideal.  Not so small that he's going to get pushed around, but not so big, that he loses his flexibility and fluidity.  What stands out to me, is the big thing I see lacking in college corners.  Backpedal and turn.  Davis holds his backpedal, keeps his head up, and makes a smooth turn and run.  He's rarely in a spot where he have to chase, and almost always uses the correct shoulder.  Davis is also fearless, and has not problems getting his nose dirty in run support.  Good tackler and explosive player.  Plays well in press man, which will really help him in the NFL.  He gets a nice jam at the line, and when he doesn't, he has the speed to catch up.  Same goes for break on the ball.  Good field speed and great hands.  So you think Davis is a great prospect?  So does he.  In fact his arrogance and ego are his greatest fault.  No matter how many good things I say about Davis, he'll think he's better. This has lead to some attitude issues, problems with coaches,  and inconsistency when his press clipping catch up to him.  Could end up a serious head case in the NFL.

Draft Status
I have Davis as the first corner off the board, ahead of Malcolm Jenkins.  I think he's a more physical player and a much better athlete.  Now, having said this, if you take Davis you get all the baggage that Jenkins won't bring, so it's a trade off.  I think a team like the Jags will have to give Davis a long look, and hope that his physical attributes will overcome the potential problems that could come with it.

Final analysis
Coming soon…

Reminds me of: Pac Man Jones
I'm not saying Davis is going to punch a stripper and order a hit on anyone, but the attitude and skills are all there.  He's got a great game, and he knows it.  He doesn't take in instruction well, and doesn't seem to learn from his mistakes, ala Jones.  I hope he grows up a lot when he hits the league, but if not, I expect him to end up in the news and not for a great interception or kick return.

Red Flags: Attitude

Scouting Report written by Curtis Popejoy

Career Statistics

Year Games Tackles PD Int Yards
2006 12 52 6 1 0
2007 12 77 8 4 0
2008 12 78 8 2 12
Stats from cfbstats.com

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