Sean Davis   S/CB   Maryland

Sean has the length and size to become an impact defensive back for the team that selects him at the next level. He shows excellent speed and good change of direction skills to play corner in any style of defense as well as having the tackling skills and football intelligence to play safety. Sean can be used to cover those big tight ends and tall receivers in the slot or out wide inside the red zone. Heís an excellent tackler and works well with his teammates in the backfield showing leadership skills. He is smart and when the play is in front of him, heís a dramatic tackler stopping running backs in their tracks and punishing receivers on screens. Sean can play close to the line of scrimmage, but has the speed to be used as a single safety in deep coverage. Sean has tremendous upside to become an impact defensive back for the team that selects him because of his ability to play multiple in the defensive back field positions. He is a playmaker and an impact player and when you find a defensive back who can make plays, you draft him early.

Sean has the athletic talent to be a much better cover safety/cornerback, but he lacks the techniques at this point of his career. He seems smart, but he is very inconsistent in coverage. I believe with good coaching, Sean could be the same type of cornerback as Richard Sherman, but he must use better techniques and become more consistent.

I like players who can be used all over the field in multiple positions and Sean fits that style of player. Of course injuries are one reason I like players who can play multiple positions but also for match-up reasons. Sean has all the talent in the world to be effective in coverage and against the run because of his tackling. But for the next level he has to play smarter and with better techniques or he will get lit up like a Christmas tree in the middle of Times Square if he is used as a cornerback. There will be no place for him to hide and it wonít matter how hard he tackles because getting beat for touchdowns because you donít use the correct techniques will get you cut from a team faster than a player with less talent who does use the correct techniques. Sean is a player with the size and athletic talent to impact and become a Pro Bowl player Ė at both the safety and cornerback positions. Nevertheless if he doesnít learn the correct techniques and use them, he will just become a very good special teams player. Thatís not a bad thing, but it will be a bit of a disappointment. I feel that itís just a matter of time before Sean becomes the impact player his talents suggest that he can become with time and experience using the correct techniques consistently.

Drew Boylhart  APR.2016