Davis was ranked as a cornerback in TheRanchReport.com's draft rankings, coming in at No. 22 on our list.
QUICK SCOUTING REPORT: Tweener. Smart and experienced. Has played both safety and corner. Good work ethic, impressive physical skills, can fly, but has limitations. A straight line guy, who had problems with direction change. Cover two corner potential. Has the size and speed you want outside, but the lack of COD concerns me. Long strider. More of a hitter then he was a wrap up tackler. Good teams potential. Late round (6-7) draft potential.
DOWAYNE DAVIS BIO
2007: One of nine players to start every game … Played both cornerback and strong safety … Against Washington, had 1.0 tackle-for-loss en route to having six total stops on the day … At Iowa, finished with seven tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss … Against Illinois, registered three solo tackles … At Louisville, made four solo stops … At Miami (OH), tallied four solo tackles and two pass breakups … Against West Virginia, had five tackles, including four solo … Against Rutgers, had two solo stops … Against Buffalo, assisted on two tackles … At Pittsburgh, recorded six tackles, including four solo … Against South Florida, posted a season-high 10 stops, including seven solo … At Connecticut, registered six tackles … Against Cincinnati, forced a fumble and collected a team-best seven tackles, including 1.0 for loss.
2006: One of 13 players to start every game … Team's third-leading tackler … At Wake Forest, had eight tackles … Against Iowa, registered six tackles … At Illinois, had four tackles and two pass breakups … Against Miami (OH), had seven tackles … Against Wyoming, recorded eight tackles … Against Pittsburgh, led the Orange with a season-high nine tackles and forced a fumble … At West Virginia, posted nine tackles and broke up one pass … Against Louisville, had five tackles … At Cincinnati, had one tackle … At South Florida, posted two tackles … Against Connecticut, had six solo tackles … At Rutgers, recorded five tackles.
2005: One of 16 players to start all 11 games … Finished second on the team with 78 tackles and tied for second with two interceptions … Against West Virginia, had seven tackles, including four solo … Against Buffalo, posted four tackles, including three solo, one for a loss and one sack … Against Virginia, recorded five solo tackles and intercepted a pass … At Florida State, had five tackles, including one solo … At Connecticut, broke up a pass, and posted a career-high 15 tackles, including seven solo, and one for a loss … Against Rutgers, had seven tackles, including five solo, and intercepted a pass … At Pittsburgh, recorded four solo tackles, including one for a loss … Against Cincinnati, posted 10 tackles, including eight solo, and broke up a pass … Against South Florida, had 10 tackles, including seven solo, and recorded two pass break ups … At Notre Dame, posted 10 tackles including two solo, and one behind the line of scrimmage … At Louisville, recorded one tackle.
2004: Saw action in all 12 games … At Buffalo, had two tackles … At Virginia and against Rutgers, registered one tackle … Against Pittsburgh, tallied two solo stops … Had one tackle against Georgia Tech in the Champs Sports Bowl … Played primarily on special teams … Ranked 10th on the team with five special teams tackles.
High School: Rated the No. 10 prospect in New York by SuperPrep and Rivals.com … PrepStar All-East Region selection in 2003 … New York Daily News Second Team Bronx/Manhattan selection … 2003 All-New York City honorable mention … In 2003 rushed for 790 yards and six touchdowns playing in just six games due to injury … Also recorded 60 tackles, three interceptions and 12 pass breakups as a safety as a senior … In 2002, rushed for 886 yards and eight touchdowns … Recorded 96 tackles, including 11 tackles for a loss and two sacks, and had three interceptions as a junior … High school coach was David Diaz … Recruited by former assistant coach Jerry Azzinaro.
Personal: Dowayne D. Davis … Born March 9,1986 in Jamaica… Son of Leslie Davis and Floristina Burke-Davis … One brother, one sister … Majoring in information management and technology.
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