The Book on Davis

Dolphins first-round pick Vontae Davis certainly isn't shy on confidence. Minutes after being taken as the 25th overall selection in the 2009 draft, Davis answered a question about his expectations for his rookie season by answering, "To be the Player of the Year in the National Football League."

The younger brother of San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, Vontae Davis isn't lacking in terms of talent, but there was a reason he lasted until the 25th pick.

That had to do with his personality, which can best be described as brash, and the question of how coachable he is.

On pure physical ability alone, Davis was a top 10 talent, but Davis disputes suggestions he's a difficult player.

"Anybody who knows Vontae knows I'm a great person," he said.

At 5-11, 205 pounds, Davis has more than respectable size for the cornerback position and he's also got speed to go with his great athletic ability.

Davis entered the draft as an underclassman after starting 34 of 36 games at Illinois. In those three years, Davis collected seven interceptions, including a career-high four in 2007.

Davis is very good in run support, though, and that made him a good fit for the Dolphins defense.

Celebrating with about 100 family members and friends in a restaurant in Washington, D.C., Davis clearly was happy about being selected by the Dolphins.

He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in both 2007 and 2008 when he finished with 78 tackles, including seven for loss.

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