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Sean Davis...Maryland Safety...Good 3rd Rd Option

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I had a look at this kid from Maryland & I like him a lot.  He's basically a FS with SS intensity who packs a wallop @ 6-1, 200+...  A real option for us in the 3rd if we so choose...


Even with the focus on safety, the NFL is always looking for intimidating hitters on defense and Davis certainly provides that - recording 313 career tackles in 50 games and capping his career in explosive fashion, tying for second in the FBS with five forced fumbles in 2015.


A versatile defender who spent time at both cornerback and safety, the hard-hitting Davis offers options at the next level. He spent his first two years at Maryland playing safety, recording a team-high 102 tackles as a true sophomore in his first season as a starter.


Though he primarily played safety as a junior, then-head coach Randy Edsall elected to move Davis outside to cornerback, hoping to put his most talented secondary players all on the field at the same time. Davis led all Big Ten defenders with 115 tackles in 2014 and tied for the team lead with eight pass breakups but did not record an interception. Despite this, Davis debated leaving early for the NFL before returning to Maryland for a senior campaign in which he again shuffled between cornerback, nickel back and safety.


STRENGTHS: Sports an imposing frame with prototypical size, including long (32 3/8-inch) arms and a chiseled frame. An absolute lights-out hitter who generates terrific closing speed and bone-crushing collisions on a regular basis, attacking the line of scrimmage whether he is coming from safety or cornerback. Downhill closing speed shows up in coverage as well, where he can zip in front of receivers on underneath routes.


Accelerates fluidly and appears to possess the straight-line speed necessary to handle coverage duties in the NFL, as well as be a potential special teams demon. Experienced playing both cornerback and safety. Improved recognition and ball-skills as a senior, recording a career high three interceptions.

ROB RANG suggested his combine numbers will be important and as you can see below, he kicked azz...

Maryland's Sean Davis Shows Well at NFL Draft Combine


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Maryland's Sean Davis produced an impressive performance Monday at the NFL Draft Combine.

Davis ran a 4.46-second 40-yard dash Monday at the NFL Draft Combine, tying for the eighth-fastest time among 48 defensive backs who ran today. Davis also did 21 bench press reps (second-best among defensive backs), vertical jumped 37.5 inches, broad jumped 126 inches, ran the three-cone drill in 6.64 seconds (second-best among defensive backs) and ran the 20-yard shuttle in 3.97 seconds.

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The biggest question about Davis remains what position he'll play. After spending his first two years at Maryland as a free safety, he spent time at cornerback as a junior and moved to the position full time last fall. But he struggled at times in coverage and at 6-foot-1, 203 pounds, he appears more suited to move back to safety in the NFL.

Before the Combine, CBSSports.com projected Davis as a third-round pick and the No. 3 free safety in the Draft.

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