Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego, CA- The Chargers have signed undrafted free agents cornerbacks Chris Davis from Auburn & Greg Ducre from Washington.
Chris Davis is a a 5’10 cornerback who was the Captain of Auburn’s defense. He’s a college football legend for his game-winning 109-yard FG return against Alabama. He was expected to be drafted in the 5th-7th rounds of the draft, but ended up going undrafted.
Expect Chris Davis to battle in training camp for a spot on the Chargers roster as a zone package corner, as he’s solid in zone coverage and run support. Also expect him to compete for the role of kick returner.
"Physical supporting the run. Fills quickly and likes to hit. Tough pound-for-pound. Takes on bigger receivers with aggression and sets a hard edge. Plays off blocks well. Good open-field tackler. Good press strength to re-route receivers at the line. Alert in zones. Has big-play return ability (recorded most memorable play of the 2013 season, returning missed field goal 109 yards for TD vs. Alabama). Can factor as a punt returner with a low center of gravity and good run strength. Emotional, energetic field presence. Respected team leader. A compact, physical zone corner with intriguing return skill, Davis will be more challenged by his lack of height and tight hips in the pros. His intangibles, toughness against the run and ability to factor as a punt returner will allow him to carve out a role."
Greg Ducre 5’10 athletic cornerback out of the University of Washington. He was expected to be drafted between rounds 4-7, but due to the depth in this years draft ended up going undrafted to the Chargers.
Expect Greg Ducre to battle in training camp for a spot on the Chargers roster as a package corner with his outstanding speed and solid tackling ability.
"Extremely athletic. Exceptional pro-day performance, clocking a 4.33-second 40-yard dash time, 6.56-second three-cone drill time and 17 bench-press reps of 225 pounds, correlating to nearly twice his weight. Is quick and feisty with outstanding recovery speed and short-area burst to close on the ball. Secure open-field tackler. Stood out in the College All-Star Bowl, when he earned MVP honors scoring the game’s only touchdown on a 30-yard interception return and followed it up with an exceptional pro-day performance that could create the opportunity to compete for a job in sub-packages immediately in the pros. A late-riser with physical tools that could allow him to be a better pro than college player."
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