Isaiah Davis
Isaiah Davis  RB  South Dakota State | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Isaiah Davis
Height
6-0
Weight
218
College
South Dakota State
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Joplin, MO
80.7
Player Rating
14
PositionRank (RB)
4.57
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
1578
Rush AVG
6.7
Rush TDs
18
Receptions
23
Rec YDs
199

Isaiah Davis RB South Dakota State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Isaiah Davis RB South Dakota State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.57 seconds (47%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (76%*) Weight: 218 (64%*)
Hands: 10 1/4 (93%*) Arm: 31 1/8 (55%*) Span: 75 (61%*)
Forty: 4.57 (C) (47%*) Ten Yard: 1.58 (C) (57%*)
Vertical: 34.5 (C) (50%*) Broad: 119 (C) (54%*)
Bench: 23 (C) (79%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.57 seconds (47%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (76%*) Weight: 218 (64%*)
Hands: 10 1/4 (93%*) Arm: 31 1/8 (55%*)
Span: 75 (61%*)
Forty: 4.57 (C) (47%*)
10 Yard: 1.58 (C) (57%*)
Vertical: 34.5 (C) (50%*) Broad: 119 (C) (54%*)
Bench: 23 (C) (79%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 80.7 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
61%
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Rushing:
98%
Break Tackles:
87%
Receiving/Hands:
65%
Pass Blocking:
55%
Run Blocking:
67%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #163 Position rank: #14
College Games: 43 College Snaps: 1382
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 74/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #287 Pos Rank: #236 State Rank: #211
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 85 Stars 247 RATING: 85/100
Ovr Rank: #970 Pos Rank: #143
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Chris Rodriguez Jr. - Kentucky
86%
Tank Bigsby - Auburn
85%
Tyler Allgeier - BYU
77%
Draft Profile: Bio
Isaiah 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 819 yards on 96 attempts for an outstanding 8.5 yards per carry, with 10 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made just 7 receptions for 107 yards.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 7 games. and rushed for 701 yards on 95 carries for an outstanding 7.4 ypc, with 7 TDs, with one fumble. In the passing game he pulled in just 2 receptions for 8 yards.

In 2022 as a junior Davis saw action in 11 games for the Jackrabbits. He ran for an outstanding 1039 yards on 192 attempts for an excellent 5.4 ypc, with 12 TDs, with one fumble. As a receiver he made 18 receptions for 145 yards.

As a senior in 2023 he played in 12 games and ran for an outstanding 1192 yards on 178 carries for an outstanding average of 6.7 ypc, with 14 TDs, with one fumble. In the passing game he had 20 receptions for an outstanding 172 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Difficult to bring down one-on-one in space, regularly sidesteps would-be tacklers and uses offhand to use oncoming defenders' momentum against them without slowing down significantly.
  • Possesses quick feet and straight-line speed but doesn't have the elite burst to be a constant big-play threat. Improving patience as a runner, following pulling guards and makes good decisions on his cut.
  • Davis has a prototypical running back build, well proportioned and thick through the lower body, and he’s at his best picking his way between the tackles with quick, choppy steps.
  • He consistently falls forward, and Davis will also bounce off of or shake loose from a couple of tackles to turn minimal gains into big runs.
  • Davis blends good size and speed, as well as the competitive demeanor of a playmaker.
  • Well-built with a thick frame and powerful lower body which keeps his legs pumping through contact. Patient behind the line of scrimmage, allowing blocks to create openings, and looks for cutback lanes with accurate vision. Hits the hole hard and runs with power to get the tough yards and a physical attitude.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Davis could stand to get smaller when squeezing through traffic.
  • Davis doesn’t always show great hands, and Davis takes too long to gather himself after making catches in the screen game.
  • He’s not going to threaten to take the top off of a defense.

Isaiah Davis percentiles vs other Running Backs (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Isaiah Davis (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
187.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
18.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.