Draft Profile: BioIsaiah Davis from Pebble Hills High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Davis joined South Dakota State.
In 2020 as a freshman Davis saw action in 10 games for the Jackrabbits as he ran for an impressive 819 yards on 96 attempts for an elite 8.5 yards per carry, with 10 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made only 7 receptions for 107 yards.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played 7 games. and rushed for an impressive 701 yards on 95 carries for an elite 7.4 ypc, with 7 TDs, with one fumble. In the passing game he pulled in only 2 receptions for 8 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Davis brings a nice blend of size, speed and power. His best attribute is his relentlessness; Davis consistently thrashes through tacklers to turn minimal gains into long ones.
- He was asked to pick up blitzes often and has the strength to anchor and stand up blitzers.
- Underrated blocker. Cognizant pass defender who is willing to meet a linebacker in the gap.
- Davis aggressively finishes runs and consistently falls forward in a crowd. His low pad level and a bit of wiggle keep him from absorbing big hits.
- Has good vision to find the hole and get North-South. Gets good initial push and always seems to be falling forward for a positive gain. A hard runner with a workhorse-type back mentality.
- Shows a surprising burst to beat linebackers to the edge. Can plant his foot in the ground and explode, showing better straight-line speed than expected.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- His playing speed is less than elite. Davis won’t run past defenders like Davis did at the college level.
- He isn’t particularly elusive. He runs a bit upright when picking through traffic, presenting a big target for tacklers.
- Davis could stand to get smaller when squeezing through traffic.
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