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Buster Davis ILB 5'10 240 Florida St.

By: Robert Davis

After redshirting and backing up his first two seasons in Tallahassee, Davis began to make a name for himself. As a sophomore in 2004, he had 60 tackles, eight for loss, to go along with a sack on the season. Davis tore it up as a junior, finishing with 91 tackles, 10.5 for loss, and two sacks. He had an even better senior year, earning All American honors after posting a career high 102 tackles, seven for loss, five sacks, and one interception.

Buster Davis is a very aggressive and instinctive linebacker. On every snap, he is looking to knock down as many opponents as possible, and fly to the football. He quickly diagnoses the play, and explodes to the action. With his quickness and instincts, Davis is always around the ball. He is the type of player that you try to stay away from on every play, and you know when he hits you.

The obvious knock on Davisí game is his lack of size. He checked in a shade over 5'9, which is very undersized for the linebacker position. It also hinders his ability to take on blockers and get off to make the tackle.

Davis is one of the best college linebackers you will find. While he does have a lot of things going for him as he projects to the next level, the one thing you truly notice is how small he is. Many teams may not be able to fit him into their scheme, and it will hurt Davisí draft stock. Despite his size he is tough and finds a way to get to the ball carrier. He probably will not get taken before the third round, but he brings solid value at that point.


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