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James Davis
SELECTED BY: Browns Round 6 (22)
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School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
11-May, 218
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BIOGRAPHY: "Moved in with the first team as a freshman and awarded all-Conference honors the past three seasons. Senior year rushing totals included 171/751/11, when he also added 14/123 as a pass catcher. Junior totals included 214/1064/10 on the ground with 12/51/2 as a pass catcher. Posted a career-best 1134 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore."

POSITIVES: "Instinctive, hard-working ball carrier best on the inside. Displays good vision, finds the running lanes and plays with a good degree of quickness. Works to weave his way through the traffic, effectively follows blocks everywhere on the field and keeps his feet moving on contact. Shows a burst through the hole and the ability to make defenders miss in a very small area. Effective receiver and comes back into the clearing to make himself an available target. Picks up blocking assignments and gives effort."

NEGATIVES: Not a creative or elusive runner and lacks the ability to quickly cut back against the grain. Loses momentum when he must immediately change direction. Not a powerful ball carrier that breaks tackles or picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact.

ANALYSIS: "Davis has been very productive at Clemson the past four years yet does not have the skills to project as a starter in the NFL. He is a one cut, one speed back best as a rotational runner in the NFL."

PROJECTION: Fifth/Sixth Round

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