From the Plains to the pros: Chris Davis

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 2, 2014 

Iron Bowl hero Chris Davis was one of six Tigers to land a deal as an undrafted free agent. Davis signed with the San Diego Chargers.


Editor's note: Auburn has a rich history of sending players to the NFL. With that in mind, beat writer Ryan Black takes a look at each former Tiger that finds himself on an NFL roster (or should be once free agency and training camps shake out). The series will begin with those who have already been in the league for more than one season and conclude with the latest crop of players to land in the NFL, either through the draft or as an undrafted free agent.

Chris Davis, San Diego Chargers

Position: Cornerback

Drafted: Undrafted; signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in May

Career stats: N/A; rookie season

2014 outlook: In a bit of a surprise, the Iron Bowl hero went undrafted in May. Sure, there were questions about his height, as he measured in at least than 5-foot-10. But at Auburn's Pro Day, Davis posted a 40.5-inch vertical that, had he been able to participate in the combine, would have ranked second-best among cornerbacks and fifth-best overall. But it didn't take Davis long to find a home, signing with the Chargers shortly after the draft concluded. It's no guarantee he'll make the team — that goes for any player that enters the league as an undrafted free agent. The good news for Davis is that he's been impressing nearly everyone he's come across, doing everything he can to endear himself to his teammates. He'll have to do with San Diego's coaching staff.

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