Davis has tremendous
athletic ability. He displays great body control on every play,
he never looks sporadic with his movements. Whether he is scrambling,
rolling out, handing the ball off, or just dropping back all his movements
are concise, consistent, and controlled. Davis' athletic ability
allows him to buy more time under pressure and give the offense second
or even third chances at the play. However, I would not put Davis
in the same category as a Vince Young, he is not a running quarterback,
he uses his quick feet and running ability to buy more time and his
head is always down field rather looking to run with the ball.
Davis' athletic ability is a huge plus when considering an NFL quarterback,
you always want a guy who can give life to plays on offense and always
has that threat of the big play running the ball.
Davis is a very
competitive player at quarterback. His mental toughness and calm
demeanor gives him an added advantage in crucial situations.
Davis never quits on any play or game and consistently gives everything
he has on every play. He spreads the ball around well to keep
teammates happy. Davis' ability to stay calm even in pressure
situations gives the team plenty of opportunities to stay in the game
or come from behind and win it. Davis led the Cardinals to two
scoring drives in the fourth quarter to take the win over Central Michigan
both TD's were passes by Davis, one of 45 yards and the game winner
of 11 yards. His winning attitude and refusal to quit gave the
Cardinals the opportunity to win that game. My only knock on Davis
is his ability to be consistent his stats from week to week vary a lot
and his play, although pretty good, in the MAC title game had some miscues
Davis has his head
in the game on every play, you can see his ability to learn from what
the defense is doing and adjusting through out the game. He has
a great ability to read the defense pre snap and determine where he
is going with the ball before it is snapped and when that is not there
he knows where to go after his post snap read. Davis' deep concentration
allows him to stay focused on the play from the huddle to the whistle
which allows him to make plays even after a breakdown in protection.
and strength are some of his best attributes. Although his height
and weight are on the lower end of the spectrum for what NFL teams are
looking for in a quarterback Davis plays very strong. He sees the
field very well despite being 6'2� and has the strength in his 217
lb frame to absorb hits. When Davis decides to take off he has
great explosiveness to into the open field. Davis' arm strength
is also very good, the ball has a lot of zip coming out of his hand
and he has plenty of strength to get the ball downfield deep in a hurry.
His overall strength allows him to even make plays with defenders in
his face, hitting him, and hanging on him.
Has great mechanics,
delivery is smooth and consistent and footwork is almost flawless.
20 Yard Shuttle:
60 Yard Shuttle:
3 Cone Drill:
Very strong arm
can make all the throws with great zip
allows him to convert big plays
Quick feet and
athleticism buys him time to make plays
ACC SHORT IN
in stride to allow y.a.c
ACC LONG IN
Arm strength allows
zip on ball in long game to put it in the right spot
ACC ON THE
Quick feet and
sound mechanics makes his accuracy good on the move squares up shoulders
on for delivery
Good at coming
up with the big play when the team needs it.
Very cool, calm,
and collective to stand in the pocket and make an accurate throw with
bodies all around him
and poise in clutch situations is what gave them the opportunity to
win the game against a good Central Michigan team
Great at pre snap
reads and knowing exactly where to go with the ball before the snap.
Could use some work on post snap reads.
causes him to force some things and make some mistakes.
Davis' competitiveness, strength,
athletic ability, and mechanics are what set him apart. His ability
to avoid the rush gives the offense 2nd chances at the play
and his sound mechanics are what allow him to be so accurate in the
passing game. He has tremendous strength that allows him to have
plenty of pop on the ball and his technique keeps it accurate, his strength
also allows him to stand tall in the pocket and make plays under duress.
I believe Davis' skill set will allow him to be a successful quarterback
in the NFL.
Davis has struggled
at time with consistency, and I think his competitiveness is responsible
for that. He tries too hard sometimes to force stuff and it causes
some mistakes. Davis also needs some work with his post snap reads
and looking off the safety. At times I think he locks in on one
receiver too much based on his pre snap reads which in the collegiate
game he can get away with that, it won't be so easy in the NFL where
defenses are great at disguising coverage pre-snap.
I believe Davis Davis can be a
very successful quarterback in the NFL. His competitiveness, strength,
athletic ability, and his sound mechanics in the passing game are what
makes a successful QB in the NFL. With a little bit of work on
reading defenses and adjusting to the speed of the NFL game Davis could
become a franchise type quarterback. Davis has shown great toughness and plays
a lot stronger than his build. His accuracy and arm strength are
exactly what NFL teams are looking for, he has shown that he can make
all the throws that will be required for him to make. If Davis
can learn to settle in and not force anything his consistency will improve
dramatically. His mental toughness I believe will allow him to
learn to read a defense pretty quickly and adjust to the speed of the
game very soon. All in all Davis will be a solid pick up
in the draft for whichever team gets him and could become a successful
QB for years to come.
Numerical Final Grade Scale:
7.0-7.9 - Pro Bowl potential
6.5-6.9 - Highly-productive starter
6.3-6.4 - Very good starter
6.1-6.2 - Good starting player
6.0 - Very productive backup/may develop into starter
5.9 - Very good backup/special-teams player
5.8 - Quality backup/special-teams player
5.5-5.7 - Backup/project/special-teams player
220.127.116.11 - Backup/scout team
Individual Numerical Grade based on a 1-9 scale, 1 (not good enough for NFL) to 9 (rare quality).