There are a few hurdles that are going to be very difficult to overcome for the former Texas starting cornerback Davante Davis at the next level. Davis does have the physical tools and measurables to be a standout corner in the NFL, but some of the traits he couldn’t shake off with the Horns could be an issue for him moving forward.
A few of those issues for Davis include how prone he can be to get beat over the top, pressing receivers at the line, and closing out when he’s beat on outside routes. Davis does seem like more of a zone corner in the NFL, and he likely won’t be placed in any one-on-one situations in coverage in the NFL.
Yet, some of the notable strengths for Davis include his 6-foot-3 frame, long wingspan, physical and strong nature, and ability in zone coverage. Davis was a quality cornerback opposite Boyd this past season and showed that he can use his physical tools to his advantage. What Davis needs to prove at the NFL Combine is that he can use his athleticism to cover up and improve some of the faults he had during his collegiate career.
There are some notable similarities between what fans and scouts should be looking for out of Davis and Boyd in this NFL Combine.
Davis is going to be a solid situational cornerback in the NFL, and he’s worth a look in the late rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. Cornerbacks that are this strong and physical with these types of physical tools in an athletic DB don’t come around every single day, especially in the late rounds of the NFL Draft.