INDIANAPOLIS — Sean Davis played both safety and cornerback during his time at Maryland, versatility that he hopes will solidify his standing as a second-day draft pick.
Even more than any opponent, Davis felt his experience covering former Terps wide receiver Stefon Diggs for three years in practice best prepared him for the NFL.
"That definitely helped a lot," Davis said Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. "I feel like he's one of the best young wide receivers in the game right now. Going against him the last three years, that helped me get better. I feel like you are who you cover."
Diggs was a fifth-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings last year and he had a strong rookie season with 52 catches for 720 yards and four touchdowns. Davis is hoping to make a similar splash and his draft preparation is off to a good start after a strong performance at the Senior Bowl.
Davis, a Washington D.C. native who grew up a Washington Redskins fan and idolized late safety Sean Taylor, said that he's scheduled to meet with 14 teams at the combine this week, and he mentioned the New England Patriots and Ravens as having shown the most interest.
"I'm bringing both things to the table: corner and safety in one package," Davis said.