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NFL Draft > 2008 Prospects > TE > Fred Davis

Fred Davis Scouting Report

Position: TE
Conference: Pac12
School: USC Trojans
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #83
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 250 lbs.
Drafted 2.17 in 2008 by WAS

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Fred Davis, TE, USC

Fred Davis is one of the top three tight end prospects in Division One football this year. What Davis lacks in straight line speed, he more than makes up for with his ability to read defenses and quickness. Davis finished the 2007 season with 62 receptions for 881 yards (an amazing 14.2 ypc from the tight end position) and he also finished with 8 touchdowns. Davis was the lone bright spot in the underachieving pass offense at USC. Davis has a knack for getting open, even with the double coverage he has seen as USC's only viable receiving option this year. Davis does not have the game breaking speed of a Jeremy Shockey or Vernon Davis, but he has the big frame NFL quarterbacks love to find in the red zone. Davis is an adequate blocker, but can get pushed around a little bit by bigger defensive ends and strong side linebackers. Davis creates mismatches no matter where he lines up in the passing game. He has excellent body control for his size and great hands and he has shown great run after catch ability this year at USC. Davis has wowed scouts at Senior Bowl practice with his catching ability and ability to get position against defenders. Davis does not have prototypical tight end size, but he just gets the job done at an incredibly high level. Davis ran well at the combine, recording forty yard dash times of 4.6 and 4.65 officially. Davis will likely be a late first/early second round prospect and is the highest rated tight end by many rating services. He will likely be the first or second tight end taken in the draft.

Last Updated Apr-16-2008 by Dustin Claussen

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