In 2005, as a true freshman at New Mexico State, Davis played offensive line. In 2006, he redshirted. In 2007, he withdrew from school and did not play any football. He re-entered the football ranks at Reedley J.C. in 2008, and earned All-Valley Conference and All-California honors. He tallied 50 tackles and 15 sacks in 11 games and helped his to a Valley Conference championship and an appearance in the Northern California Championship game.
He transferred to Northwest Missouri State in the summer of 2009, and then as a RS Junior he played in all 15 games, and started four times and finished fourth in the MIAA in both tackles-for-loss (13.0) and sacks (7.0).
In 2010, he started all 14 games for the Bearcats and tallied 52 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, 7 sacks, 3 PBUs, 7 hurries, and 3 FFs.
Strengths: Reads run well and is a solid tackler. Likes to play in the opponent's backfield, and gets a lot done back there. Generally, keeps his area and run responsibilities well, even though he is essentially a pass rusher. Decent COD and lateral agility. Might be looked at as an NFL ILB. (has some of the same potential conversion ability as the Patriots/Montana State's Dane Fletcher, UDFA '10.) Can play off blocks and slide to the tackle.
Weaknesses: Despite his pass rush stats the past couple of years, he is not all THAT quick off the LOS. Doesn't anchor terribly well against the run, and struggles when power plays are run right at him. Can be bullied by big OTs. Will over-run plays at times. Didn't play full time even in DII.
Projection: 7th-priority UDFA."