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Not tall, but has all other physical tools scouts want in a quarterback. Quick setup and delivery. Over-the-top throwing motion with an efficient release. Very good arm strength. Legitimate NFL accuracy to all levels of the field. Sets his feet and can drive the deep out from the opposite hash with ease. Good touch in the intermediate and deep. Throws a catchable ball with enough loft to allow his receivers to catch it in space and create yardage after the catch. Good mobility in the pocket to buy time and keep plays alive.
ALEX SMITH, San Francisco -- Davis is a combination of Alex Smith and -- because of his athletic skills -- Baltimore's Troy Smith, undersized passers who rely on their quickness, balance and feet to make big plays on the move. Davis is in the same situation as Alex Smith in that he would've greatly benefited from an additional year in college. If he is drafted into a rebuilding situation without a standout receiver or offensive line, Davis could quickly regress as Alex Smith did. How teams choose to handle Davis in his early NFL career will be critical. He could be devoured by unfriendly media and some are concerned that his last three performances, with Ball State aiming for an undefeated season and Davis looking to the NFL, showed he can't handle immense pressure.
Shorter than scouts would like. Big numbers were byproduct of spread system. Will have to adjust to taking traditional snaps under center. Struggled against non-MAC foes, including Tulsa in the GMAC Bowl. Plays with gloves on both hands and throws the ball without the laces. Has resisted coaches' attempts to change how he throws the ball. Documented learning disability and might struggle with a complicated NFL playbook.
2009: Davis suffered a severe bruise to his right throwing hand vs. Tulsa in the GMAC Bowl (1/06), but an MRI revealed no bone fractures.
Campus: 4.87 in the 40-yard dash
1.72 10-yard dash
2.81 20-yard dash
4.33 20-yard shuttle
7.14 three-cone drill
32 1/2-inch vertical jump
9'5" broad jump
275-pound bench press
300-pound hang clean
31 7/8-inch arm length
9 3/8-inch hands. Combine: 4.95 in the 40-yard dash
1.65 10-yard dash
2.90 20-yard dash
Chose not to run the shuttle or three-cone drill
26 1/2-inch vertical jump
8'3" broad jump
Did not participate in 225-pound bench press
32-inch arm length
9 1/2-inch hands.
Attended Bellaire (Oh.) High School, playing football for head coach John Magistro
Lettered three times in football, earning All-State and All-Conference honors as a senior
Helped lead the Big Reds to a 10-0 conference record and a state semifinal appearance, finishing with a 13-1 overall mark, as he completed 125-of-207 passes for 2,932 yards and 42 touchdowns that year
For his prep career, Davis compiled a 21-8 record as a starter, setting the school all-time record with 113 total touchdowns, as he also set school all-time marks with 7,348 yards and 81 touchdowns passing
Became the team's first three-time All-State and All-Conference choice
Also excelled in basketball at Bellaire High, earning four letters
Eclipsed the school's 50-year-old career scoring record, amassing over 1,800 points
As a senior, he helped the hoops team to a 15-0 start.
Communication Studies major
Brother, Jose, set most of the passing records at Kent State (1997-99), where the quarterback completed 552-of-1,000 passes for 6,722 yards. Jose holds the Mid-American Conference game-record, accounting for eight touchdowns vs. Central Michigan in 1997. He recently played for the Arena Football League's Kansas City Brigade
Son of Charles Davis and Linda Davis
Born Nate Charles Davis on 5/25/87 in Bellaire, Ohio.
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