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New York Giants Draft Prospect: RB Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an intriguing Day 3 running back prospect who could bolster the Giants' depth at the position.

Ray Davis, RB

Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: 211 lbs.
Class: Sixth-year Senior
School: Kentucky

Re’Mahn “Ray” Davis is well-traveled - born in San Francisco and spent time in New York and New Jersey before committing to play for Temple. Davis spent two years at Temple before transferring to Vanderbilt for two seasons. He then went to Kentucky for his senior year.


  • Runs with solid power through arm tackles and light contact
  • Footwork is elite. Bouncy and controlled.
  • Has good eyes in pass protection, helps him identify potential rushers
  • Low center of gravity helps him keep balance consistently
  • Doesn’t hesitate as a runner - once he makes a decision, gets to where he needs to, gets north-south
  • Soft and disciplined hands out of the backfield, tries not to let the ball come into his chest
  • Senior Bowl allowed him to show a larger catch radius than he put on film - lack of opportunity for difficult catches at Vanderbilt and Kentucky
  • Good patience running behind pullers. Allows them to get to their spot and lead for him.
  • Almost always falls forward
  • Does a good job of protecting the football, NFL teams won’t have concerns here


  • Will turn 25 during his rookie season.
  • Isn’t an explosive athlete
  • Tight hips limit him from bouncing runs wide effectively and consistently
  • Technique is going to need to improve in pass pro, gets to his mark, but his hands and feet are a mess
  • Long speed is unimpressive. Most long runs came against poor or average athletes.
  • Some inconsistency in recognizing rushing lanes on zone plays
  • Relies a lot on overpowering defenders, NFL is going to be tougher to do that against at his size


Ray Davis plays with power and intensity but lacks the athletic traits to be a top-tier running back at the next level. However, his scheme versatility and ability to play on every down immediately give him a solid floor.

His lack of any elite athletic traits makes me question his ceiling at the next level. He may be stuck in a committee or as an RB2, but he's going to be successful in those roles.

GRADE: 5.9

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