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Nate Davis Back On The Radar?

Former Ball State quarterback Nate Davis became a forgotten man after only one team — the geographically nearby Colts — showed up for his Pro Day workout.
But there’s good news for the guy whom many now regard as a player who might not be drafted at all.
He’s got three pre-draft visits and counting.
Last week, Davis visited the Jets and the 49ers.  This week, he’ll visit the Steelers.
The difference between a private workout and a visit is that, during a visit, the team puts the player at the blackboard and asks him about offensive strategies.  In Davis’ case, it’s an opportunity to dispel rumors that he isn’t the shiniest set of shears in the shed.
At this point, it’s not clear whether Davis will do enough to get himself back into serious consideration come draft weekend.

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10 Responses to “Nate Davis Back On The Radar?”
  1. RobJH says: Apr 13, 2009 12:21 PM

    I don’t get it. I realize the guy is shorter than most, by he produced at a high level with a VERY limited cast. He seems to have a pretty strong arm too. In one of those lame College QB skills competitions, I saw the guy throw between 75 and 80 yds. He’s gotta be dumber than Forrest Gump if he doesn’t get drafted…

  2. TCLARK says: Apr 13, 2009 12:26 PM

    I think he will be one of those guys that people say,”Where did this guy come from?” He is better than Leftwich (Coming out of the MAC.) And he can make every throw with accuracy. He had those two just awful games to end his Jr. season, but I can’t imaging he would go undrafted. Don’t think that will happen.

  3. mborz says: Apr 13, 2009 12:26 PM

    Seemed like Ball State was the nationally televised “mid-week” game for much of last season. During those games, he made several really great throws and for the most part, looked outstanding.
    The collapse during the last two games had an impact, no question. But given some of the big plays, and big throws he’s made, I’d have to think there would be several teams willing to spend a late-round draft pick on him.

  4. DJSlyBri says: Apr 13, 2009 12:49 PM

    At least Whitlock will stay calm for a while after hearing this.

  5. lionsFTW says: Apr 13, 2009 12:50 PM

    Omar Jacobs?

  6. DanSnydersPetCeratto says: Apr 13, 2009 1:21 PM

    Having watched a lot of MAC football over the past ten years, I definitely think this guy belongs in the league. He may not have Leftwich’s arm or Big Ben’s height and size, but he does everything well. If a guy like Charlie Frye can stay in the league for a few years, this guy definitely deserves more than a shot.

  7. RestorDaRoar says: Apr 13, 2009 2:24 PM

    Omar Jacobs… Classic!

  8. Pea Tear Griffin says: Apr 13, 2009 2:39 PM

    @RobJH
    You ever see his grip? He doesn’t use the laces.

  9. Lemdawg says: Apr 13, 2009 11:33 PM

    Davis will never be an NFL QB. If you watched the last two games of the season, the two biggest games of his career, he had zero pocket presence and no mobility, and made too many mistakes. If he couldn’t handle the pressure against small Division I programs, how’s he going to hold up in the NFL?

  10. mborz says: Apr 14, 2009 9:58 AM

    Lemdawg said: Davis will never be an NFL QB. If you watched the last two games of the season, the two biggest games of his career, he had zero pocket presence and no mobility, and made too many mistakes. If he couldn’t handle the pressure against small Division I programs, how’s he going to hold up in the NFL?
    If scouts are going to judge him solely on those two games, then yea, he won’t be drafted, and I don’t disagree with your assessment of those two games.
    But to assume that’s how he’s responded in every game against bigger schools isn’t looking at the big picture. Remember when he passed for 422 yards at Nebraska?

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