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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

Thomas Davis - S

 Thomas Davis Grade: 4.11
 Position: S
 Class: Jr
 School: Georgia
 Conference: SEC
 Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 230
 40 Time: 4.67
  Selected by: Carolina Panthers
  Round 1, pick 14 (14 overall)

BIO: Full-time starter the past two seasons and an All-Conference selection as a junior after leading the team in tackles posting 81/1/4. Posted a career-high 138 tackles as a sophomore when once again he earned All-Conference honors.

POSITIVES: Forceful, run-defending safety with good skill in pass coverage. Hard-hitting presence in centerfield who aggressively puts his shoulders down into opponents, wraps up at the point and easily brings down ballcarriers on initial contact. Defeats blocks up the field, hard hitting against the run and always willing to throw his pad into the mix. Does a fine job picking up assignments in zone and has adequate skills covering the slot receiver. Moves well laterally and packs a wallop at the point of attack. Works well with cornerbacks, solid skills moving sideline to sideline and displays a good degree of suddenness. Special teams demon who's blocked kicks in the past.

NEGATIVES: Does not always take the best angles to plays. Occasionally indecisive and bites on play-action passes or moves up the field too quickly.

ANALYSIS: A terrific player with a great motor, Davis has tremendous size for the safety position and can be a devastating run defender. Offers a great upside in a variety of schemes and much more than a one-dimensional prospect.

PROJECTION: Mid First Round

Photo: SEC

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