Midround QBs have potential
Davis is an underclassman whose stock has been sliding since he declared for the draft. A dismal ending to the 2008 season certainly didn't help, but the bigger issue is the fact that Davis has a learning disability. Teams are understandably concerned about his ability to grasp and master a new offense and adjust to the various looks NFL defenses will throw at him. That said, his arm strength and mobility make him an intriguing pick in the middle round. He can make all the NFL throws and though Davis is just 6-foot-1 he can create passing windows by moving around the pocket. In addition, he shows good patience in the pocket and he is a hard worker, making the learning disability less of a concern than it would be for some other quarterback prospects. The Chicago Bears got their franchise quarterback when they traded for Jay Cutler but there are concerns about the depth behind him. Davis has the potential to develop into an excellent backup, much like 2003 fourth-round pick Seneca Wallace. In addition, Davis' arm is strong enough to put good zip on downfield passes when the weather takes a turn for the worse late in the season.
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