When the Bucs drafted CB Carlton Davis from Auburn with the 31st pick, they knew he wasn’t quite pro-ready. He didn’t really fit in Mike Smith’s defensive scheme that was mostly zone heavy. Yet, here we are in 2019. Mike Smith is long gone, and 3-4 guru Todd Bowles is the new Defensive play-caller, which means Davis would be in press coverage much more often. That’s something he specialized in while play with fellow Buc CB Jamel Dean Auburn.
Davis has truly lived up to the hype the scouts predicted. He is a long CB at 6’1″ he also can pack a wallop at 206 lbs. After Sunday’s game, Davis is tied for the league in PDs with Logan Ryan, who has 17, and Joe Hadden comes in 3rd with 15. That is some nice company to be in. Davis still has 3 more games to get even more. Keep your eye on him this Sunday, he is fearless, and he loves to park right in front of receivers and harass them throughout their route. Watch him, and you tell me, is he playing Buc ball or what?