| *Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
Name: *Carlton Davis
College: Auburn Number: 6
Height: 6-1 Weight: 203
Position: CB Pos2: FS Class/Draft Year: Jr/2018
40 Low: 4.42 40 Time: 4.52 40 High: 4.62
Projected Round: 1-2 Stock:
Rated number 3 out of 210 CB's 26 / 2381 TOTAL |
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Data Scout Notes: 2018: 01-03-18 - Announced Early Entry into 2018 NFL Draft...2017: 1stC...2016: NAC...2015: NAC
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6-1, 203, 4.52, #6
Miami Nordland High School
12/13/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB Carlton Davis, Auburn,...On the defensive side, Holland emerged in Carl Lawson's place and became a game-changer for the Tigers. The junior finished among the SEC leaders with 12 tackles for loss, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and 22 quarterback hurries. And on the back end, Davis lived up to his lockdown reputation with a team-best 12 passes defended and one interception. -
Given the massive receivers lining up outside in today?s diverse NFL offenses, defensive coordinators are always on the lookout for big, physical cornerbacks. Among the most intriguing candidates in the country this year is Davis, who has made steady improvements over the past three years on the perimeter for the Tigers, culminating with First Team All-SEC honors in 2017 despite producing only a third of the interceptions as a junior than he did as a true freshman.
Davis only recorded one interception over the 2017 regular season ? and it was on a tipped pass ? but SEC coaches recognized his impact for the Tigers, often ignoring his side of the field when play-calling. It is not difficult to see why opponents would avoid Davis. He possesses a prototypical blend of size, speed and physicality and is among the more proven pass defenders in the conference, earning his first start against Dak Prescott and Mississippi State only four games into his true freshman season. Davis made an immediate impression, recording six tackles and forcing a fumble, the first of three the heavy-hitting cornerback would knock free over the next two and a half seasons.
Starting seven of 13 games for the Tigers, Davis recorded a career-high 56 tackles, including 38 solos, two tackles for loss and half a sack. He also broke up eight passes, intercepting three of them. He was recognized with a spot on the All-SEC Freshman squad, the first Tiger defensive back to be thus honored since 2009 (Daren Bates).
The corner played through some nagging injuries in 2016 (which ultimately led to him sitting out against Alabama A&M) and yet he still produced at a high level, allowing just 37 receptions on 64 targets for 517 yards and two touchdowns on the year. Davis? tackles numbers slipped as opponents looked elsewhere and he did not record an interception, though he did tie (with Joshua Holsey) for the team lead with 10 passes broken up and earned Third Team All-SEC honors from some media outlets.
With all due respect to star running back Kerryon Johnson and other key teammates, no one played a bigger role in Auburn winning the SEC West in 2017 than Davis. He recorded a career-high 11 passes broken up over the regular season and was notably effective in limiting projected first round receivers and big play specialists Christian Kirk from Texas A&M and Alabama?s Calvin Ridley in huge wins for Auburn. Kirk caught eight passes total but averaged just 7.75 yards per reception. Ridley caught just three passes for 34 yards in Auburn?s resounding 29-13 Iron Bowl win. Neither caught a touchdown.
Davis is not a flawless prospect, giving up big plays in losses to Clemson and LSU?s talented pass-catchers. He has shown steady development over the past three seasons, however, and possesses the skill-set to suggest that has not yet reached his ceiling.
Signed with Auburn as a highly regarded prep prospect out of the state of Florida following a senior campaign in which he recorded 50 tackles and six interceptions as a senior. Also participated in track, ranking as a district 100 (11.25 seconds) and 200 (22.38) meter dash finalist. Member of the gifted student program in high school. Majoring in business at Auburn, earning Academic Top Tiger honors in 2015.
Davis possesses the long, athletic frame scouts crave in an outside cornerback, including terrific height, broad shoulders, long arms, loose hips and light feet. He uses his long arms and strong hands to deliver a forceful initial jam of receivers at the line of scrimmage, disrupting their release and the timing with the quarterback. Davis possesses the fluid hips to turn and run with receivers, using his size and physical nature to rub them closer to the sideline, providing little room for quarterbacks to squeeze the ball. Davis? long arms and good hand-eye coordination allow him to snake his hand in as the ball arrives, ripping the ball free at the last second. Davis is an alert, physical defender who recognizes and attacks quick screens and runs to his direction, fighting his way through blocks to get involved. He does not hesitate in lowering his shoulder and delivering a strike to ball-carriers, exploding through his hips to create impressive force as a tackler for his position. Davis does not rely upon colliding power, however, using his long arms to lasso ball-carriers attempting to run past him. Durable performer with just one game missed over 38 career games, including 32 starts over the past three seasons. ? Rob Rang 12/18/2017
A bit quick to open up his hips, too often allowing receivers an inside release. Possesses a high-cut build and his long legs leave him vulnerable to ultra-shifty smaller receivers, likely limiting Davis to the perimeter or boundary cornerback positions and not inside at nickel... Could do a better job of getting involved in run support rather than just focusing on his primary responsibility, averaging just nine assisted tackles over the regular season from 2016-17? Does not possess ideal hands for the interception, recording ?just? four picks of 29 passes defensed over 38 career games (not including the 2017 Peach Bowl). Davis' one interception in 2017 came on a tipped pass (Missouri). Comes with some character red-flags as he (and three other Auburn players) were arrested and charged with misdemeanor drug charges involving marijuana in May, 2016? Caught on camera flipping off the Texas A&M players/crowd (2017) after getting called for pass interference -- Rob Rang 12/18/2017
COMPARES TO: Hall of Famer Mel Blount, Steelers. Though he has a long way to go as a pass-catcher to ever evoke comparisons to Blount as a ball-hawk, Like the imposing 6-3, 205 pound Steelers? great, Davis has the size, speed and physical nature which make him a tough draw for any receiver and a potential headache waiting to happen for other ball-carriers running in his direction.
IN OUR VIEW: Long and athletic, Davis is at his best up close in man to man coverage, showing the aggressive hands to latch onto receivers and disrupt their timing, as well as the smooth hip turn, acceleration and quick throttle-down to blanket in coverage. These cover skills, along with a penchant for big hits and reliable open-field tackling likely will result in a first round selection.
12/13/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB Carlton Davis, Auburn,...On the defensive side, Holland emerged in Carl Lawson's place and became a game-changer for the Tigers. The junior finished among the SEC leaders with 12 tackles for loss, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and 22 quarterback hurries. And on the back end, Davis lived up to his lockdown reputation with a team-best 12 passes defended and one interception. - Auburn Football
All-SEC third team (Athlon) ... Second-year starter at cornerback
42 tackles on season ... had six tackles, PBU against Clemson
four solo tackles, TFL against Arkansas State
four tackles, PBU against Texas A&M
three solo stops vs. LSU
three PBU at Mississippi State
Two solo tackles against Arkansas
recorded seven tackles at Ole Miss
six tackles, two PBU vs. Vanderbilt
three tackles, TFL at Georgia
missed Alabama A&M game with injury
forced an Alabama fumble and recorded five solo tackles against the Crimson Tide
four tackles against Oklahoma in Sugar Bowl ... Preseason: all-SEC third team (Athlon, Lindys)
True freshman starter at cornerback ... 24/7 Sports Freshman All-American ... SEC All-Freshman team honoree
first SEC all-freshman defensive back for Auburn since Daren Bates in 2009 ... his three interceptions are the most of any SEC freshman
saw first action against Louisville, recording one tackle
pair of stops against Jacksonville State
first start came against Mississippi State, forcing a fumble and recording six tackles.
First career interception vs. San Josι State
interception at two tackles at Kentucky
eight tackles, three PBU at Arkansas
career best nine tackles, TFL vs. Ole Miss
interception, two tackles at Texas A&M
five tackles vs. Georgia
two tackles, two PBU vs. Idaho
seven tackles, two PBU vs. Alabama ... 11 tackles, TFL against Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl ... Academic Top Tiger
Miami Nordland HIgh Schoo, Miami, Fla.
Outstanding cornerback prospect from South Florida
50 tackles and six interceptions as a senior for Coach Daryle Heidelburg
Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Class 6A all-state and first team all-Dade
MVP of the Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders
Rivals and 247 Sports rank him among the top 25 prospects in Florida
district 100m/200m dash finalist ... member of the gifted student program
Son of Sonia Mannings and Carlton Davis II ... birthday is December 31 ... studying in the College of Business
|01/03/18 - CB Carlton Davis, rated as a late-first round prospect by NFLDraftScout.com, declared early for the NFL draft. Davis (6-foot-2, 203 pounds) broke up a team-high 11 passes and held Texas A&M receiver Christian Kirk to 62 yards on eight catches. He also limited Alabama wideout Calvin Ridley to three receptions for 34 yards. Both of those receivers are probable first-round picks.
NFLDraftScout.com wrote: "Long and athletic, Davis is at his best up close in man-to-man coverage, showing the aggressive hands to latch onto receivers and disrupt their timing, as well as the smooth hip turn, acceleration and quick throttle-down to blanket in coverage. These cover skills, along with a penchant for big hits and reliable open-field tackling likely will result in a first-round selection."|
|01/03/18 - Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The second-team Associated Press All-American announced his decision in a Twitter post Wednesday, thanking Auburn fans for their support. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound Davis started all three seasons at Auburn, including as a true freshman. He is projected as an early round pick with some mock drafts having him go in the first round. Davis had 36 tackles, 11 pass breakups and an interception this season. Coach Gus Malzahn called him "a model of consistency" and said he played an important role in Auburn's defensive success. Tailback Kerryon Johnson is also turning pro early. The Tigers are also losing senior safeties Tray Matthews and Stephen Roberts from the secondary. - AP College Football|
|12/31/17 - Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis will not play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against Central Florida on Monday as he deals with an illness, coach Gus Malzahn said Sunday. Davis missed the final three practices before Malzahn's announcement. "Carlton Davis will not play in our bowl," Malzahn said. "He had an illness earlier in the week that has not gotten better. (Davis) went home (Saturday), just felt like he'd be better off there with the illness he has." Davis was an SEC All-Freshman selection in 2015 and an All-SEC third-team choice a year ago. The junior has a team-high 11 pass breakups to go along with 36 tackles this season for Auburn (10-3), which is bidding to end the perfect season of Central Florida (12-0). - The Sports Xchange|
|12/13/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB Carlton Davis, Auburn,...On the defensive side, Holland emerged in Carl Lawson's place and became a game-changer for the Tigers. The junior finished among the SEC leaders with 12 tackles for loss, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and 22 quarterback hurries. And on the back end, Davis lived up to his lockdown reputation with a team-best 12 passes defended and one interception. - Auburn Football|
|10/02/17 - Inside the League's Josh Washburn said Auburn junior cornerback Carlton Davis "(continued) to make plays" with "clean footwork" and a "good closing burst" in Auburn's win over Mississippi State Saturday. Insidetheleague.com|