SELECTED BY ATLANTA , ROUND 4, PICK 5, OVERALL PICK 101
RB | (0-0, 213) | LSU
By Pro Football WeeklyNotes: Raised his stock at the Senior Bowl. Top backup and all-purpose back who started once in 2000 and twice in '01. Carried 64 times for 274 yards and three touchdowns, caught 13 passes for 94 yards and returned 25 kickoffs for 618 yards and 12 punts for 66 yards in '99. Rushed 123-445-5, caught 9-120-0 and returned kickoffs 24-572 and punts 27-298 in 2000. In '01, rushed 75-406-5, caught 3-49-1 and returned kickoffs 22-418 and punts 19-263 with one touchdown. That year, started once at halfback, once as an extra defensive back and in the Sugar Bowl after LaBrandon Toefield tore up his knee. Carried 193-931-7 in '02, when he also caught 16-130-0 and had one return for a touchdown. Showed good versatility at the Senior Bowl.Positives: Davis is a well-built, compact, all-purpose back who does his best running outside and in the open field. Davis is not fast over 40 yards, but he is very quick and sudden, has the moves to make you miss and has very good hands. A solid returner who can break the long one and seems to read blocks better with everything in front of him. Has good ball security. Keeps shoulders square to the line of scrimmage.Negatives: He has not been an effective inside runner and is not much of a blocker. Does not see the cutback lanes quickly and can be timid between the tackles. Lacks moves in the open field. Can drop passes that aren't perfect. Hasn't been tested over time. Strong at the point of attack. Has tight hips.Summary: Davis has a future as a change-of-pace, third-down back and returner.* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.