The San Francisco 49ers have expressed some semblance of interest in a variety of defensive backs, and we can add one more to the list. The team is expected to meet with Maryland defensive back Sean Davis, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson. Davis visits, workouts, or private meetings or dinner with 18 teams around the league. Wilson did not specify what kind of meeting Davis has with the 49ers.
Davis has spent time at both cornerback and safety in his career. He played a safety role his first two seasons, and all but two games as a junior. This past season, he started at cornerback. He's got solid size, standing 6'1 with 31 3/8" arms, and weighing 201 pounds. However, it sounds like his coverage skills are questionable, and he is more of a thumper type. Here are a couple scouting reports
It's sort of interesting timing on this option. Donte Whitner is headed down to Los Angeles to meet with the Rams. I had a couple people ask about whether the 49ers should bring him back. While I always liked Whitner, I think it's pretty clear the team should not bring him back this coming season. They've got Eric Reid, Antoine Bethea, and Jaquiski Tartt at the safety position, along with Jimmie Ward as an emergency option if needed. I do think more depth is welcome, but I think it should be younger talent. Davis is intriguing as an in-the-box run stopper.