2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Ashtyn Davis, S, California

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Height: 6007

Weight: 202

Class: Redshirt Senior

D.O.B: Oct. 10, 1996 (Age: 23)

 

ArmsHandsWingspan40-YDBPVJBJ3-Cone20-YD Shuttle60-YD Shuttle
Combine30 4/89 3/875 1/8N/A14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Strengths: ​Solid height and adequate weight with a lean frame with solid length, displaying very good AA, with outstanding speed with very good acceleration, quickness, agility, COD, hip fluidity, and balance, with good body control.​ ​Solid mental processing making pre-snap calls and has good understanding of leverage and spacing and route concepts. Good versatility as he can line up single high, two high, in the box, Nickel, and some boundary CB. Good man-to-man ability, with good patience, with good eye discipline and feet to mirror and match and reads leverage quickly has very good hip fluidity to flip his hips with ease. Good zone coverage ability, reads the QB's eyes solidly with a good understanding of leverage and spacing in deep and underneath zone. Very good range to get sideline to sideline from MOF and very good closing speed downhill. He has outstanding recovery speed. Very good ball skills with very good tracking and timing with good angles to the ball. Outstanding competitive toughness flying around to the ball with a high motor. Solid mental processing to K&D run, in obvious running situations will shoot gaps and make TFL's. Solid ability with UOH and keeps arm extended to locate the RB and disengage blocks with TE's. Takes solid angles to make tackles in the run game and finishes with solid play strength. He is a big hitter when he makes contact. He comes from a track background and it shows with his play speed on the field. He also is a very good core special teams player.
Weaknesses: ​Inconsistent instincts at the safety position. Inconsistent in underneath zone coverage and will get out of position and drift because he needs better eye discipline. He will rely on his AA too often in coverage. Adequate gap discipline and he has adequate eye discipline getting caught looking into the backfield too often.. Run fits can be inconsistent. Adequate open field tackling, breaks down to late and will drop his shoulders and needs to not dive at ankles. Needs to work on finishing but he will at least slow them down for help. Over aggression can be an issue vs the run and pass. He will bite on some DBL moves and over pursue in the run game.
Summary: ​Ashtyn Davis projects to be a good starting free safety at the next level. His best plays come from the MOF using his AA and track speed to fly sideline to sideline. He has shown the versatility to match up on TE’s in man and play near the LOS to defend the run. He is an aggressive hard hitting safety. He needs work on his eye discipline and overall awareness in coverage. He can also be over aggressive and undisciplined in the run game. All his mistakes and negatives are fixable. He is also a very good special teams player and brings value to the team in that area.
Grade: ​2nd Round/Starting Free Safety

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