Javaris Davis, CB, Auburn
Auburn product Javaris Davis signed with the Chiefs following the draft, and this is quite possibly one of the best signings for the Chiefs so far. It’s interesting to note that he’s also the cousin of former NFL players Vernon and Vontae Davis, but Javaris has a shot at forging his own path to success.
Davis has a rather small frame, sitting at 5’8″, 183 pounds, but he makes up for it with his blazing-fast speed. He posted a 4.39 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine last month. Davis has quite the versatility, and can play multiple positions on the field which is almost imperative of any defensive player playing under defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. He plays like he’s over 6 feet, which is needed given his size.
Davis has great speed, instincts, athleticism, and can be a playmaker in the right setting. With his speed, he can fly to the ball which is always a huge plus. If he has a shot at making the team, he’ll likely serve in a backup capacity as a floater for the Chiefs, which would be huge when the team needs burners against receivers such as Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs, who were drafted by the Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders, respectively.
Davis had at least 2 interceptions and 5 pass breakups in all 4 seasons at Auburn, showcasing his tenacity and playmaking ability. He also had an overall PFF grade of 82 or above in 3 of his 4 collegiate seasons.