Jan 4, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers cornerback Chris Davis (11) during the BCS National Championship Media Day at Newport Beach Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Finally, the last player to be spotlighted in the bowl game previews of the Toro Times is cornerback Chris Davis, a senior who is projected in the fourth or fifth round.
Davis (5-11, 200 pounds) was an Associated Press All-SEC second-team selection the past two seasons.
Davis has been compared to Kareem Jackson.
Rob Rang describes Davis as an explosive leaper, writing in his draft analysis:
"“Possesses a compact, well-developed build with light feet, fluid change of direction and smooth acceleration. Alert zone defender with quick-twitch athleticism to break downhill on the ball … Explosive leaper who times it well to compete in jump-ball situations against taller receivers.”"
His weaknesses are listed as:
"“Has the fluidity to handle man coverage responsibilities but lacks the height preferred in a man-heavy scheme. Inconsistent physicality as an open-field tackler."
Rang believes Davis is a future starter in the NFL, so it will be interesting to see if the Texans would like to add him to their defensive backs with a mid-round selection.