Scouting Report: Anthony Davis
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Offensive Lineman Specific Categories
Very athletic offensive lineman. A true finesse type blocker. Gets out of his stance quickly and into his kick slide with ease. Footwork is above average and seems light on his feet. Uses long arms (34″) to lock onto defenders and gain control. Against edge rushers, has the athletic ability to keep them to the outside of the pocket. Does a nice job getting to the 2nd level and looks quick and athletic while blocking for screen passes. Strength is above average, but not ideal.
Will tire and start to bend at the waist. Has a tendency to lunge against speed rushers. Has a hard time with quick pass rushers that can change directions from outside rush to inside. If Davis allows defenders to get inside his reach, the bull rush will beat him every time. Run blocking leaves a lot to be desired. Will allow quick defenders to shoot the gap on him when needing to get a good hook/angle block for stretch plays. Doesn’t always finish his blocks and will give up before the play is over. Has some character and work ethic concerns.
Davis is a real enigma. Sometimes you watch him and can’t help but think he’s the best offensive lineman in the draft. Other times, he appears lazy and outmatched. The biggest concern with Davis is his work ethic and maturity. He missed a game in 2008 for violating team rules, sat out one quarter of a game in 2009 for being late to a team meeting and reportedly came into 2009 camp overweight and was pushed back on the depth chart. Davis also had some issues at his pro day, where he actually failed to show up. The team had to call Davis to come in after scouts began to complain and Davis was reportedly sick, or had a hamstring issue…both of which were reported. Davis has all of the physical tools in the world to be a premier left tackle in the NFL. His quickness and athletic ability at the LT spot are second to none in the draft, but he just hasn’t put it together. If he does, he could be a perennial Pro Bowl player and with the right coaching staff and support, he could do just that. If not, he could have a very short NFL career.
Started final eight games of freshman season at right guard. Moved to left tackle in 2008 and started every game since.
Awards and Honors
2009: 1st team All-Big East.
2008: 2nd team All-Big East (coaches). 1st team All-Big East (media).
2007: 1st team Freshman All-American.
Unknown major at Rutgers.
No history of injuries.
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