Draft Guide Sample Report, Brady Davis (Illinois St.)
Brady Davis 6’3” 210 Illinois St.
Davis spent three seasons at Memphis (2015-17) where he barely played while battling an injury. He transferred to Illinois St. in 2018 & started for two years. He had received a 6th year of eligibility (medical) to play in 2020 but the Redbirds season was cancelled. In 21 career starts, Davis threw for 3,514 yards, 28 touchdowns &14 interceptions. He rushed for 240 yards with 3 touchdowns.
Trait Grades (Davis)
Arm Talent (A) Toughness (B+) Anticipation (A-)
Arm Strength (B+) Pocket Presence (A-) Football IQ (A-)
Ball Placement (B+) Intangibles/Off Field (A-) Touch (B+)
Delivery/Mechanics (A) Running/Athleticism (B) Throw on
Tape Analysis (Davis)
Davis has one of the quicker, more natural releases in this class of quarterbacks. He plays the position very well from an instincts standpoint (processing, feel, timing). Has the ability to get throws off in an instant. Live arm but does not have elite arm strength. Pocket presence/feel allows him to move, sidestep or abort when pressure demands it. Confident thrower down the seams. Delivers with great placement/velocity (seam, skinny post, dig) High football IQ. Davis has an innate understanding of windows & the timing element of throwing the football. Comfortable with setting/changing protections based on defensive front & blitz looks. Operated out of a pro-style passing system (concept wise) at Illinois St. Reminds me stylistically coming out of a young Matthew Stafford (minus the elite arm strength) Shows the ability
athletically to make difficult tight window throws on the move. Extremely quick processor of information & makes decisions very decisively. Plays the position with extreme confidence that is warranted due to his skill-set. Teammates loved playing for & with him & Davis was viewed by his teammates as a great leader both vocally & by example.
I have Davis graded out as one of the better quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft but because he did not have a
2020 season & other circumstances surrounding his situation (injury history, average statistical production) he will be a late round selection. Multiple NFL teams are high on him due to his elite arm talent & intangible qualities. Expect Davis to be selected in the 5th round. Teams like the Falcons, Vikings, Titans or Browns would be a great fit & he would be competing for a backup job immediately upon arrival.
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