Through The Scouts' Eye: Shawn Davis

Colts assistant director of college scouting Matt Terpening and general manager Chris Ballard discuss what they saw in safety Shawn Davis, the team's fifth round pick (No. 165 overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft. 

Excerpts are from interviews conducted with local media members and the Colts Official Podcast.

Matt Terpening: Yeah, so he — he definitely fits the defense. He's got an enforcer-type mentality. He's probably more of the box type safety but he can also play in the post too. He's had five interceptions in his career. He's got instincts. And I think that's huge for any player on defense. This guy's got anticipation on the back end, he's got routes, he's got quickness, good athlete and then he's tough and physical. He fits the defense, he plays hard, he plays with his hair on fire and he fits what our guys want to do on defense. 

Chris Ballard: (He) plays the way we want to play. He is aggressive, he is tough, he has good ball skills.

The Colts used their second selection on Day 3 of the NFL Draft (165th overall) to pick Florida safety Shawn Davis.

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