If anything, the OTAs will highlight his many good attributes - pace, coverage, hands. So him earning praise with the pads off is kind of missing the issue. Will Davis will be judged in preseason games, if he gets many reps there. He hasn't had many reps with the 1s in practice, even with Jamar Taylor sidelined, so I doubt he's lighting it up.
But, honest to god, I haven't heard him being praised much.