Devron Davis: UTSA CB, NFL draft prospect
UTSA cornerback Devron Davis might be the one that came from nowhere. The hard hitting cornerback has been mentioned as a fourth round draft choice. Watch his improvement from sophomore to junior year. It it continues, he could go in the first two days of the 2018 NFL Draft.
College: UTSA #1
— The Draft Miracle (@TheDraftMiracle) July 9, 2017
NFL Draft Board Breakdown
Devron Davis started out as a JUCO at Merced College
As a sophomore at Merced Davis earned 2015 All-California Region II and first-team All-Golden Coast League accolades. This put Davis on the recruiting radar for some big college football programs. According to 247Sports Davis was the number 8 JUCO cornerback in 2015.
Devron Davis was one of the top JUCO players in the nation in 2015. Davis attracted offers from 46 schools. Initially Davis picked Colorado State over the likes of Alabama, Auburn. LSU, Florida, Oklahoma and Ohio State.
Moving to FBS
After signing with Colorado State, Davis asked to be released from his scholarship due to his mother’s health.
Davis built a good relationship with the UTSA Roadrunners coaching staff and landed in San Antonio.
He’s doing a phenomenal job blanketing Josh Reynolds.
— Chris Ransom (@DraftUtopia) July 13, 2017
Spring Practice 2017
2018 NFL draft potential
According to The Draft Miracle, Devron Davis has the potential for the 4th round. I think it could be higher.
Watching film from sophomore to junior year, Davis improved immensely. And as a junior at UTSA, Davis did it all, pass defense and run defense, Davis was asked to blitz, play press, off-man and various zone coverages.
Davis will smack you in the mouth
Devron Davis is not afraid to hit someone. Which is exactly what will boost his draft potential. If you are a shutdown cornerback from Alabama and you aren’t the most physical prospect, that might drop a prospect a couple slots in the first round. But a hard hitting UTSA cornerback could move up a couple rounds by showing a willingness to lay some lumber.
Davis is working on his off man skills. If he shows the ability to work in space, he could end up in the NFL as a safety.
First rounders from Alabama can be specialists. But after the first round or two, a player needs to show some versatility. And with Davis’ size and his punch could get him moved up in the draft. This is how an NFL GM might look at Davis. “If he doesn’t work out at corner, we could salvage the draft pick by trying him at safety.”
Having a backup plan for a player makes NFL GMs more comfortable with a pick.