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Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Offensive Tackle

Rutgers


College Position: Offensive Tackle
School: Rutgers
Grade: Junior
Height: 6-5
Weight: 325
Birthdate: 10-11-1989
Draft Projection: Mid First
Overall Rank: 20
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Offensive Tackle (3)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1st round with the #11 pick.
The selection of Anthony Davis fills the 49ers need at offensive tackle. He has work ethic concerns but possesses the physical tools and footwork to be one of the top two tackles in this year's draft. He would be an ideal fit at left tackle but may spend his rookie year at right tackle. As for the work ethic concerns the Niners are expecting hard driving Mike Singletary to get him to maximize his potential. Alex Smith was rarely able to step up into the pocket in 2009 and that should change this year thanks to this selection. Having two quality bookend tackles is a key to any quarterbacks success.

Strengths

  • Prototype left tackle prospect.  Will battle Russell Okung to be the first tackle selected
  • Light on his feet. Should be a top performer during mirror drill at combine
  • Started at guard during freshman season. Versatility is always a huge factor when drafting an offensive lineman
  • Strong lower body. Has tree trunks for legs
  • Does a good job handling speed rushers
  • Takes good angles when blocking linebackers. The Big East is loaded with undersized linebackers who are exceptionally quick
  • Uses his hands well to get a strong initial hand punch
   

Weaknesses

  • The hand punch and explosion can also be a weakness if you don't finish a block. Davis must improve on finishing blocks
  • Weight and conditioning - demoted to second team in 2008 after reporting to summer camp overweight. 320lbs can be a lot of weight to carry for a 6'5" left tackle who is facing elite speed rushers in the NFL
  • Depends on size too often and gets lazy with technique
  • Not a dominant run blocker

News

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NFL Draft Slot Analysis: Do First Round Draft Slots Matter - Mar 13 (Fran Duffy)
2010 NFL Draft: PRE-Pre-Season All_Rookie Team - Offense - May 15 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: NFC West - May 10 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Five Players Who Will Be Drafted Earlier than Expected - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Five Bold Predictions (Wernery edition) - Apr 20 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: The Fire & Ice Report - Quarterbacks Not Named Bradford Falling - Mar 18 (Chris Maier)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
Pro Day Re-Cap: March 3rd - March 12th - Mar 13 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Debate: What Should Kansas City Do with the 5th Pick? - Mar 9 (Dan Wernery and Chris Maier)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: Offensive Lineman and Tight Ends - Feb 27 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft - Unofficial Declared Underclassmen List - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: Sun Bowl - Dec 29 (Dan Wernery)
Rutgers OT Anthony Davis Declares for the NFL Draft - Dec 24 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Previews: St Petersburg Bowl - Dec 6 (Dan Wernery)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Okung the most valuable Top 10 Commodity? - Nov 21 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 OT Prospects - Jun 8 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: Offensive Lineman and Tight Ends - Feb 21 (Chris Maier)
The Seven Step Drop: Quiet Week Atop the Polls but the ACC Ranked team s Lose Again - Nov 19 (Chris Maier)

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