Chargers 1st Rounder Sammy Davis Signs for 7

The San Diego Chargers have signed first round pick Sammy Davis, a cornerback out of Texas A&M to a seven year deal. The deal is reportedly worth $7.8 million and it includes a $3.3 million signing bonus. Davis' deal can be voided to five-years if he reaches certain incentives within his contract.

The Chargers signed Sammy Davis, a cornerback out of Texas A&M, today. Davis signed on the dotted line and is just in time for the trek to Carson. Technically Davis missed one day, but he did not miss any practice time.

Davis was chosen in the first round with the 30th pick overall and was the first of four defensive backs chosen by the Chargers in the draft. Among the four, the Chargers eventually ended up with Davis' teammate at A&M, Terrence Kiel.

Davis finished his career with 188 tackles (135 solos), an 8-yard sack, 7 stops for losses of 22 yards, 11 interceptions for 112 yards in returns, 28 deflected passes, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble starting 32 of 39 games. Only 5 players had more interceptions in a career in school annals. He also added 162 yards on 9 kickoff returns (18.0 average).

"Sammy Davis really blanketed his men in coverage during spring drills," said Denis Savage. "One tendency he had was looking at his man and not picking up the ball. The result was some catches against him despite being all over his man. He also had some trouble in run recognition. With most of the plays being passes, it could have just been overcompensation. I don't expect that trend to continue into the season."

Davis is expected to push for a starting role in the Chargers secondary.

Only one pick remain unsigned, Terrence Kiel.

Greg Cole was released to make room for Davis.

Chargers Update Scouting Report

Chargers Update had Davis tabbed as a first round pick and the third best cornerback available.

Davis is a solid all around corner who does not possess many weaknesses. He is a student of the game who prides himself on his knowledge and work ethic. Has the size and speed to stay with his man in bump-and-run, while be athletic enough to play zone. Davis shows a nice closing burst and has good anticipation. He is just as effective running downfield with a receiver.

Davis needs to be more aggressive in run support. While being above average in coverage, he is hesitant against the run and that gives the opponent a few extra yards as he does not break immediately on run recognition.

His tackling skills overall are solid as he wraps nicely, but his leg strength in driving an opponent to the ground is lacking, causing him to be dragged with the ball carrier.

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