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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Wayne Davis, S, James Madison University

Wayne Davis
Wayne Davis is a versatile defensive back for James Madison who was once named the Virginia Gatorade High School Player of the Year. He recently sat down with Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Wayne Davis
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Position: Safety
  • College: James Madison University
  • Twitter: @Waynedavis1_

Tell us about your university/college. Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
JMU is one of the best FCS schools. We have almost everything a FBS school has & our fan base is insane. No, I do not participate in any other activities or organizations.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
My versatility on the field. I can play 3 different positions such as S, CB & LB/Rover 

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
Strong Safety or box safety & a special teams player. I can fit in a lot of different defensive schemes such as a 3-4, 4-3, or a 4-2-5 because of my ability to play multiple positions.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
Trey Lance

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
D’angelo Amos

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
My freshman year at OSU coming from my high school I didn’t know how to play zone. I had to learn the whole defensive playbook and learn how to play zone at the same time. 

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
Basketball

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
Becoming the first player from Norfolk,VA to win Gatorade Player of the year in Virginia. It is my biggest achievement because out of all the good football players that have come out of Norfolk, Va I was the first player in my city to receive that award.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
Catching my first college interception my Sophomore year.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
My favorite player is Tyrann Mathieu, and I try to model my game after him because he is always around the ball. There is not a position in the secondary that he can’t play. One play you might see him as a high safety, and the next play he might be in the box or at nickel corner. 

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Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
My favorite artist is Lil Durk & any of his albums gets me pumped up before a game.

What is your favorite comfort food?
My favorite comfort food is chicken.

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?
My favorite actor is Denzel Washington.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
Play video games 

Who or what motivates you the most?
My grandmother, my family & the city where i’m from not too many people make it out I want to show the younger children thats its possible

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