2. Ashtyn Davis, S, California
Ashtyn Davis is a name that hasn’t been talked about as much but I bet as we get closer to the NFL draft he slowly creeps up a lot of team draft boards. In 2019, he had 57 tackles (1 for loss), two interceptions, four passes defended, and two forced fumbles.
At 6-foot-1 195 lbs. the former track standout has been a pivotal piece to the University of California defense. If you want a safety with elite range, then look no further. Davis has great footwork and plays the game at a fast level, he doesn’t overthink, just simply reacts.
Davis would be exceptional in a one high look covering a deep third of the field and he may be the best in the draft for that particular assignment. He has elite sideline to sideline range that most safeties do not possess.
Davis has outstanding ball skills and can stay over top of just about any route. There are zero concerns regarding him as a tough, physical player. But he does need to improve on his tackling, he can become a liability as a box defender and in the run game as a whole.