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Isaiah Davis

Isaiah Davis

RB - New York Jets

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 22College: South Dakota State

2024 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 28th (hard)
Draft Rank (ECR) #377
Best / Worst #277 / #393
ADP N/A

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The Dakotas continue to churn out NFL-caliber talent and that continues in 2024 with RB Isaiah Davis. The former Jackrabbit recorded an overall 22% dominator rating for his efforts at South Dakota State, with three seasons with a dominator rating at or above 25%. He hit the ground running as an 18-year-old freshman in 2020 - 819 rushing yards and 10 TDs. And that was while he was competing with future NFL fourth-round pick, Pierre Strong Jr.
Davis took a slight step back in 2021 after dealing with injuries (shoulder) but came back with vengeance over the last two years with the Jackrabbits.
Over 3,000 rushing yards and 30 TDs in his last two seasons at the college level. Impressive, especially at 6-foot-1 and 218 pounds. He also flashed as a receiver, averaging 22 catches over that same span.
Davis finished the 2023 season as PFF's highest-graded RB between the FCS/FBS with 80 missed tackles forced and 25 rushes of 15+ yards. Had a 30% missed tackle rate over his four-year career at South Dakota State. Elusive and slippery in space.
Potentially the most notable statistic to list for Davis is his elite yards per play at 3.33, which is No. 1 in the 2024 RB draft class.
Alas, he drew a terrible hand in the 2024 NFL Draft, going to the Jets at the end of Round 5.

Churns yards out like butter. His legs are always moving. He's a high-energy spark plug locomotive that teammates will feed off. He is always falling forward for a few extra yards, thanks to a neverending leg drive or a well-timed spin move after first contact. Davis has good patience at the attack point. He'll follow his blocks toward daylight but also isn't afraid to bounce a run outside if the lane is clogged. He has good vision with interior runs and the lateral agility to weave through the noise. Davis has a stiff arm that can send defenders into the afterlife. He can also shimmy and shake defenders in the second level, making people miss in a phone booth. He doesn't have field flipping type of explosiveness, but he does well with the juice he has. Dynasty Outlook: Davis arrives in the Big Apple via the fifth round of the NFL Draft. This wasn't the landing spot you wanted if you believed in Davis's talent. He's the possible RB4 on the depth chart buried by one of the few true young bell cows in the NFL. Davis is now only a fifth-round rookie draft pick, waiver wire add, or taxi squad fodder. It's possible that he could ascend to the RB2 spot on the depth chart, but that's the best-case scenario currently.