STRENGTHS - Davis is a very smooth athlete with the quick feet to help him plant and drive on the ball. He shows the loose hips that allow him to turn and run with receivers down field. Once the ball is in the air he shows the skills to track and attack the ball at its highest point. He has a nice frame and does a nice job of being physical when in tight man coverage.
WEAKNESSES - Will is a bit slender and needs to add weight to continue to be physical with receivers at the snap. Although he runs well he lacks the elite speed to play catch up if a receiver gets behind him. He is limited by his lack of experience and can be beat easily on double moves because he will play to aggressive at times. Needs to improve technique especially tackling
SUMMARY - Will Davis took a roundabout way to Utah St after his original school, Western Washington drop its program and he detoured to a Junior College. After transferring to Utah St., Davis instantly made the quick transition and made an impact on defense including 5 starts. Athletically he is very good, but raw. He has a nice back pedal and the agility to match up against most receivers. He has good speed but lacks a burst that would be needed to recover if beat. Overall Will Davis is worth a 4th round pick and could develop into a starter at the NFL level. At worst he could play the nickel and add quality depth for just about any defense.