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A Closer Look at Running Back James Davis

In the recent NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected in the sixth round (22nd pick in that round, 195th overall), Clemson Tigers running back James Davis.
The Browns got a steal with Davis as he could very well have gone earlier in the Draft.
Davis (white jersey), Jamal Lewis (middle photo) and Jerome Harrison (top photo) could collectively provide a powerful running game for the Browns. With less pressure and fewer carries, Lewis will be even more effective (remember Jamal is turning 30 years old this August). These three runners are all different in size and style which will keep the defense on their toes - similar to what the Giants did so effectively the last couple of years. Lewis is the biggest of the three at nearly 250 pounds, while both Davis and Harrison are around 215-220 pounds. Davis is a couple of inches taller (5 feet 11 inches) than Harrison. Jamal is more of a bruiser while Davis and Harrison will provide more finesse.
Davis nearly became Clemson's all-time leading rusher. He stands fourth in school history in all-purpose yards (nearly 3500). He played in three Bowls during his tenure with the Tigers. He amassed more than 3100 total yards at Clemson. Davis was fourth among active Division I players in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. He was 25th in ACC history in rushing yards. He had two 1000 yard rushing seasons and twelve 100 yard games at Clemson. With 38 career touchdowns, he stands second in school history and 14th in ACC history. Among active ACC players, Davis was first in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns and 7th in total offense. He never finished a year of college football at Clemson lower than fourth in rushing yards in the ACC.
Davis has been named first-team All-American and first-team All-ACC. Two respected rankers placed Davis third and fourth in the nation in terms of the best running back. Lindy's ranked Davis the second most talented player at any position in all of the ACC. placed Davis as the #17 Senior in college football.
Beyond all of these accomplishments, Davis is tough and durable. He missed only one game during his career at Clemson. He is devoted and sensible; the allure of the Draft caused him to apply in January 2008, however, he pulled his name out a few days before the deadline. Too often, we see players do the opposite and enter the Draft a year early.
We are very pleased with acquiring Davis late in the 6th round. We think that was a bargain for the Browns.
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Devo's Cleveland Browns

1 comment:

  1. great article. I cant wait to see how James "Thunder" Davis does this season he could be something special for us.