Shawn Davis is a rangy, scheme-versatile safety that’s shown to have value as both a single- and two-high safety. Although he’s shown the capability of being a true single-high type of safety, he wasn't allowed to play much of it in 2019. A quick-twitched option that covers a lot of ground during ball pursuit, he can flat-out run when given free paths to the ball. Prior to his sophomore year, Davis spent a lot of time on special teams, which will expand his draft stock because of the multitude of areas that he possibly could come in and provide value. A fluid mover, Davis’ smarts and awareness show up often no matter the coverage at hand. Has had his fair share of turnover-worthy plays. Nearly every interception opportunity that has come into his zone, he attempts to catch each with only one hand. An unexplainable habit, Davis must learn to stop going for the highlight reel play and attack the ball out of the air with two hands. As a tackler, he’s much more effective when he can gather a full head of steam prior to the contact point compared to when targets are running directly at him and they turn into the enforcer.
Ideal Role: Developmental versatile safety that can be utilized as a core special teams player during the early stages of his career.
Scheme Fit: Cover 2 safety.
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