One not-so-high potential draft pick who has half the league after him is cornerback Sean Davis coming out of Maryland, with the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens showing special interest in him.
They aren’t the only ones. About half the NFL is hosting him for visits, working him out of went to watch him work out somewhere else. Davis is a cornerback but might end up playing safety in the NFL, intriguing everyone with his hard hitting and size.
He played four years for the Terrapins, a starter in his final three. Standing at 6’1, weighing 201 lbs, he was one of the hardest hitters in college football out of the secondary, finishing with 306 tackled over his last three seasons, including 88 last season along with three interceptions and five tackles for a loss. He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten notice from league media for his performance in the 2015 season.
Teams love Davis’ height, length and tenacity. He’s extremely aggressive when going for the ball, has no problem covering tight ends and looks to bring the pain with almost every tackle he makes. His experience at both corner and safety will come in handy. Davis has problems covering speedy receivers, getting torched in man to man coverage a number of times. It’s difficult for him to make turns quickly and backpedaling needs a lot of work.
To make the most of his abilities and strengths, teams won’t use him as one of the outside coverage receivers. Deploying him closer to the line of scrimmage or simply moving him to one of the safety positions will benefit him and whoever plays him greatly. That, or we’ll see another teams like the Seahawks (who have shown interest in him) trying to build an uber-big secondary, which would be a perfect fit for Davis.