View Full Version : Nate Davis
03-22-2009, 12:03 AM
Whats up with this guy? is there something wrong with him that i dont know about. Only the Colts attended his pro day?? He has a Cannon for an arm and if tavaris jackson and dan orvlosky could get drafted why cant this guy? PFT is saying he might go undrafted... somethings FISHY here
03-22-2009, 01:12 AM
He's projected to go in the 2nd-3rd round. Kid is amazing. I wouldn't care if we used one of our second round picks on him. Yeah...he's that good.
03-22-2009, 01:49 AM
I grew up with him, he needs to get his head out of his *** on some of the stuff he does. I still think he is the best QB in this draft tho.
03-22-2009, 04:15 AM
• Became the first player in BSU history to throw for 3,000 yards or more in back-to-back seasons
• Managed a 22-12 record as a starting quarterback
• Tallied a 17-5 Mid-American Conference mark as a starter
• Threw at least one TD pass in 29 of his last 31 games
• With his first pass at Akron, a 23-yard completion to Dante Love, Davis set the Ball State career record for passing yards
• With his seventh completion of the game vs. Northern Illinois, Davis set the Ball State school record for completions in a career on a 33-yard pass to MiQuale Lewis
2008 Season Superlatives
• Ranked 13th in the nation in passing efficiency (156.97)
• Ranked 19th in the country in total offense (278.79)
• Threw for at least 250 yards in a game 8 times in 2008
• Completed 64.3 percent of his passes
• Completed .875 percent of his passes against Northeastern, which ranks as the third best single-game mark in BSU history
• Tied his career high with 64 rushing yards vs. Western Michigan
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What kind of offense did they run at BSU? Was it like Tulsa's and tends to inflate the WR and QB numbers? Completing over 60% of your passes, over 9200 yds, a 74/22 td/int ratio, and come out of college with a 147.3 QB rating is pretty good numbers. And on top of that, put up nearly 500yds. rushing.
Here's the deal. The guy is only 6'1 3/8". Justified or not there is a bias against QBs shorter than 6'3". They worked out of the spread(shotgun) at BSU. He'll have a learning curve because not being under C, you got to get your steps right. Always being 7 yards behind the line makes it easier to presnap read and read while the play is going on. Ball security is a concern. Your first impression is always your best and if the GMAC bowl was the first time some people got to see the kid play, it was probably not the showing he had hoped. In that game he had 9 TOs: 6 fumbles and 3 ints. Another thing that concerns people is that when he holds the ball he does not use the laces and wears a glove. He was diagnosed with a learning disabiliy. Lastly, he is a riverboat gambler.
But on the other hand here are some positives. He has a great arm. He has outstanding acurracy, smooth release, and great touch and timing. He is pretty athletic, as one would expect coming out of the spread. He is tough with a good work ethic. He is a team leader.
He is viewed now as a mid-round selection. I'd say from the fifth on. He has a lot of things to work on and is a long term projection. But he has that dreaded word "upside".
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