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CB Aaron Davis an underdog with Giants, a role he is used to

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Can undrafted rookie help shore up a Giants’ weakness?

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The New York Giants are looking for cornerback help. Can undrafted rookie Aaron Davis provide it? Let’s look at Davis as we continue player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.

2017 season in review

Davis had 43 tackles, three for loss an interception, four passes defensed and 1.5 sacks for Georgia. He was a four-year starter for the Bulldogs.

2018 outlook

To say there is an opportunity with the Giants for someone like Davis is an understatement. The door is wide open and the Giants are practically begging a young cornerback like Davis or Grant Haley of Penn State, a fellow undrafted free agent, to step through it.

Davis has been down this road before. He was a walk-on at Georgia who ended up as a four-year starter.

Here is part of the story:

It’s a classic case of a player who slipped through the recruiting cracks because of an injury: Davis tore his knee as a junior and senior at Luella High School, after he had started receiving interest from some ACC and SEC programs. Left without any good offers, he was admitted to UGA on a HOPE scholarship in 2013 – he had a 4.5 GPA in high school – and then went the walk-on route on the football team that fall. ...

As his career went on, Davis proved to be a versatile and dependable player. He has started at practically every position in the secondary: cornerback, safety and nickel back. He was put on scholarship early in his career.

Davis didn’t get an invitation to the NFL Combine. Versatility, and a 40-yards dash around 4.40 at the Georgia Pro Day, have gotten him an opportunity with the Giants.

It’s an unlikely one, but Davis has beaten odds like this before.