Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Scouting Report: Antwuan Davis

Bastrop (TX) Bastrop CB Antwuan Davis
Name: Antwuan Davis
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Position: Cornerback
Class: 2013
School: Bastrop (TX) Bastrop

Notes: Holds offers from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Houston, Iowa State, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt . . . Claims a 4.4-second forty-yard dash . . . Missed half his junior season with broken bone in his back . . . ESPN 4-star cornerback, 80 grade, #13 cornerback, #147 overall . . . Rivals 4-star cornerback, #14 cornerback, #171 overall . . . Scout 4-star cornerback, #15 cornerback . . . 247 Sports 3-star, 88 grade, #34 cornerback

Strengths: Very physical player . . . Solid tackler . . . Wraps up ball carriers well rather than diving at knees or ankles . . . Physical with blockers and uses hands well to shed them . . . Should grow to be 195 lbs. or so . . . Excellent make-up speed . . . Transitions well out of backpedal

Weaknesses: Needs to work on pursuit angles rather than counting on speed to bail him out . . . Could be more aggressive and physical when rerouting receivers off the line of scrimmage . . . Does not change directions well when transitioning from backpedal to breaking on underneath routes

Projection: Cornerback.  Davis looks like a boundary corner at the next level because he's a physical player who should be able to hold his own in the run game.  He has good size at 6'0" but doesn't show the instincts to look like a future safety, so I think he'll stick on the edge.  He has very good speed and should be able to turn and run with most receivers, so I think he would fit best with a team that runs predominantly man coverage.  I like his attitude and toughness on the field (he continued to play for a short time after he broke the bone in his back), but he doesn't flash the change of direction to look like a future superstar.

Reminds me of: Troy Woolfolk but a little more physical

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