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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Brady Davis, QB, Illinois State

Brady Davis Illinois State
Brady Davis is a name to watch this upcoming season. Picture Courtesy of goredbirds.com.

By: Brandon Gubitosa

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after suffering a season ending injury last season. The former University of Memphis commit has with the Illinois Redbirds since 2018.

Last season, Davis started 11 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the home finale. The veteran signal caller finished the season with 1,570 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns.

In 2018, he was voted to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team as he completed 142 of 254 passes for 1,935 yards and 19 touchdowns. When fall comes around Davis is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of the season.

Going into his sixth year of eligibility, Davis is generating lots of buzz as a top ranked FCS quarterback. The gun slinging signal caller works best when he is in the pocket. Davis has a cannon for an arm and if he bounces back this season I expect to hear his name called on draft day. He has all the tools to be an NFL quarterback, the big question is can he return back to his old form pre-injury?

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

Brady Davis was hoping for a better season than he had last year. There is no doubt in my mind Davis can compete at the next level. He had some turnovers, but also had an injury that set him back. I think Davis and the Redbirds will rebound this year. Davis has a big arm and with losing running back James Robinson the offense will likely re-focus on the QB. This could give Davis a big boost in stats and NFL scouts! – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds

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