Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 3/93 - Will Davis, CB, 5-11, 186, Utah State...The Dolphins traded into the back part of the third round to ensure they didn't miss out on another cornerback, and used that pick to draft Davis, a raw player who doesn't have much football experience but has risen up draft boards over the past year. Davis played at three different colleges, but had a great senior season with five interceptions. He will compete with Jamar Taylor and Nolan Carroll for the No. 3 and 4 cornerback spots. - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 3/93 - Will Davis, CB, 5-11, 186, Utah State...The Dolphins traded into the back part of the third round to ensure they didn't miss out on another cornerback, and used that pick to draft Davis, a raw player who doesn't have much football experience but has risen up draft boards over the past year. Davis played at three different colleges, but had a great senior season with five interceptions. He will compete with Jamar Taylor and Nolan Carroll for the No. 3 and 4 cornerback spots. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - The Dolphins traded their next pick, 82nd overall, to the Saints for a pair of fourth-rounders. But after two cornerbacks quickly went off the board, Ireland traded back into the third round to take Utah State cornerback Will Davis 93rd overall. The Dolphins sent a fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round pick to Green Bay for the right to choose Davis, who like Jamar Taylor will compete with Nolan Carroll and Dimitri Patterson for the third cornerback spot.
Davis, who stands 5-11 and 186 pounds, only played one year of high school football and played at three different schools in college, including one year of junior college. But he led the Aggies with five interceptions last year and has a solid work ethic that the Dolphins like. "Obviously with his experience level you would think that he may be a little bit of a developmental player," Ireland said. "But I think the guy has the skill set to play in this league. I think that with the great coaching that we have and the players around him, he will develop fast." - The Sports Xchange
03/16/13 - 2013 Utah State Pro Day: Representatives from 11 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at Utah State on March 7, where two players who participated at the NFL Scouting Combine went through a workout held indoors on FieldTurf. Will Davis, CB (6-0 1/8, 184) - Davis did a 36-inch vertical jump and then stood on his numbers from the combine. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/07/13 - 2013 Utah State Pro Day: Davis and Williams, who both excelled in last week’s NFL Scouting Combine, sat out all the measured tests except Davis’ vertical jump. However, both players did participate in on-field drills and felt good about their performances. “I probably wasn’t as smooth as I wanted to be on some of those drills, but the ball is still going to be there,” Davis said. “As a defensive back, you aren’t going to get a good ball, no one is going to throw it to you right on target. It’s going to be like that in games and you’ve got to sell out. The main thing I wanted to do today was show my ball skills and show I could catch the ball. I dropped one and that was frustrating because it was probably the easiest one of all. Otherwise I was happy.” - Utah State Football
01/22/13 - 2013 SENIOR BOWL, TUESDAY FALLER: CB Will Davis, Utah State (North Team)...After a strong senior season, Will Davis created some buzz as a possible early round draft choice, but so far through two practices, he hasn't lived up to those expectations. He has struggled on an island in man coverage, playing undisciplined and often getting turned around by receivers. Davis has the athleticism and ability to potentially start at the next level, but he needs to do a better job staying balanced to anticipate routes and gain accurate position. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/15/12 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Senior cornerback Will Davis gets picked on. But he picks back. Davis leads the nation in passes defended (1.75), 11th in the nation in interceptions (0.42), with five interceptions this year. His ability to play "on the island" in 1-on-1 coverage allows USU to implement a roaming strategy for its two strong safeties that gets them closer to the line of scrimmage to help on run support. - The Sports Xchange
12/07/12 - 2012 ALL-WAC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB-Will Davis, Utah State, 6-0, 192, Sr., has been selected First Team All-Western Athletic Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Davis, a 6-0, 186-pound senior defensive back from Spokane, Wash. (Central Valley HS/De Anza College) ranks first in the nation in passes defended (1.75 pg), second in the WAC and tied for 11th in the nation in interceptions (0.42 pg), and tied for 38th in the WAC in tackles (4.7 pg).
On the season, Davis leads the team in passes defended (21), passes broken up (16) and interceptions (5), while ranking tied for fifth in tackles for loss (4.5) and eighth in overall tackles (56). Davis' five interceptions in 2012 are the most by an Aggie since 2003, while his five interceptions in as many games is the longest USU streak since 1973. - Utah State football
11/27/12 - WEEK 13 WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Utah State defensive back Will Davis, a senior from Spokane, Wash. (De Anza College), made four tackles (3 solo) and returned an interception 59 yards for his first career touchdown in the 45-9 win over Idaho. The interception return for a touchdown was the first by a Utah State player since 2007. Davis helped hold the Vandals to just 52 passing yards, the fewest by an Aggie opponent since 1998. He has now intercepted a pass in five-straight games. Also nominated on defense: junior defensive back Bene Benwikere, San Jose State; and senior linebacker Brandon Reeves, UTSA. - WAC football
11/24/12 - Chuckie Keeton passed for two touchdowns, Kerwynn Williams rushed for 110 yards and senior Will Davis returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown as No. 25 Utah State beat Idaho on Saturday to secure its first outright conference title in 76 years. The Western Athletic Conference champion Aggies (10-2, 6-0) also earned their first 10-win season.
The Aggies intercepted Taylor Davis three times in the first half and forced him to fumble. Williams' 52-yard run set up Keeton's 3-yard TD pass to Kellen Bartlett early in the third quarter for a 28-9 advantage for the Aggies. Williams added a 14-yard TD run in the fourth after opening the scoring with a 19-yard TD reception. Lou Groza Award finalist Trey Farquhar kicked field goals of 38, 46 yards and 52 yards - his 11th career field goal of 50 yards or more for Idaho (1-11, 1-5). - AP Sports
11/15/12 - For the third time in the last four years, Utah State has had a football player selected to participate in the Senior Bowl as Will Davis has accepted an invitation to play in the annual All-Star game. The 64th Senior Bowl will be played on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., and the game and all practices will be televised by the NFL Network (Comcast Ch. 180, Dish Network Ch. 154, DirectTV Ch. 212). Overall, Davis is the 17th Utah State player selected to the Senior Bowl since 1962 and the third in the past four years under current head coach Gary Andersen as linebacker Bobby Wagner was named the North's Most Outstanding Player a year ago, while defensive back Curtis Marsh was selected in 2010. Marsh began his Aggie career at running back before moving to the defensive backfield in Andersen's first season at USU. "This is a tremendous opportunity for Will to showcase his talents in one of the most prestigious all-star games in the country," said Andersen. "Will has done a fantastic job of dedicating himself to the game of football and that commitment has shown through with his performance on the field. "Furthermore, as a staff, we are excited about the fact that we have now had three players in our four years here at Utah State get an opportunity to play in the Senior Bowl." Davis, a 6-0, 186-pound cornerback from Spokane, Wash. (Central Valley HS/DeAnza College) currently ranks first in the Western Athletic Conference and tied for fourth in the nation in passes defended (1.70 pg). He is also tied for fifth in the WAC and tied for 39th in the nation in interceptions (0.30 pg), and tied for 39th in the WAC in tackles (4.7 pg). - Utah State football