Shabari Davis: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Shabari Davis
School: Southeast Missouri State University
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
My main goals I set for the season was to finish with another conference title, receive All Conference, putting out good film and focusing on maintaining throughout the year and don’t try to over do it because it’s my last season, and that’s where a lot of guys mess up because their so focus on “This My last season I got to make sure I do this or this” and that’s where they catch theirselves not letting the game come to them. We ended short on the season so I wasn’t able to win a conference championship, but we still ended strong and I did receive All Conference for Kick Returner, and I felt like I maintained throughout the year.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
In my eyes I believe I definitely took advantage of the extra year, definitely to give myself more time to put myself out in the conversation and prove myself. I’m a firm believer of patient and everything takes time. Do not be in a rush for it because greatness takes time and I strongly believe that . I think it definitely increased my chance and I believe I have a shot, I just have to work harder than I work before, believe, and keep my faith in God.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I keep the energy going. A leader. A clown but know when it’s time to get serious. A amazing teammate and player. Never had any problems on or off the field. Literally every coach and player like me. Very energetic, I will lift up the team mood always. I’m a determined player as well.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
Technique really, I catch myself trying to process everything in 2 seconds before ball snap and few times it messes up my technique, so that’s the main thing I focus on in film to see what can I had did better, if something go wrong with me on film 9/10 it was a technique problem. I’m very good on pre plan analyzing, know the down and distances, knowing the situation and know how to execute in the situation.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I strongly believe I am one of the best Athletes in College Football, I make game changing plays, I’m very smart at my position, I believe no other corner can jump as high as me and I’m one of the fastest, I have elite WR catching abilities. I am a game changer. I have good size. I return kick return and punt returns, and play every other special teams. I will be a great value to any team.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My plan as I’m doing right now is I’m training 6 days out the week and preparing for a showcase and bowl game I got invited to in January, then I would begin training for my pro day right after that.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My strength is my athletic ability, I believe I’m the best athlete in college football, Never got in any trouble on or off the field, never failed a drugs test, never been a disliked teammate. Another strength is I can be an emergency back to ANY skill position at a high level. I can be a Taysom Hill, Cordarrelle Patterson type of guy. Very Smart on and off the field. Will contribute at a high level on all special teams. Speed, Jumping, quickness, catching ability, tackling , knowing the situation, ability to play any position is all my strengths.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
My final pitch to the NFL is I believe once I get actually discovered and film evaluated people would see my ability and what I can bring to a team, and what I do for my pro day would shock the world. They would also found out that I’m an amazing teammate from my coaches and teammates. I will be a big contribution to any NFL team with my special team ability and defense ability and can play offense as well.