Despite going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, USC running back Justin Davis finds himself at home, having signed with the LA Rams as an free agent.
Justin Davis has found a home in the NFL, landing with the LA Rams as an undrafted free agent, after not being selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Davis joins Chad Wheeler, Damien Mama and Darreus Rogers as notable USC representatives who were not draft.
A member of USC’s illustrious 2,000-rushing yards club, Davis had a productive but injury plagued career with the Trojans.
Things started brightly for the running back as a freshman when he led the Trojans with six touchdowns in the first seven games of the 2013 season. However, an ankle injury ended his freshman campaign and he spent a season as a back up in 2014.
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The back emerged as a starter at the tail end of the 2015 season, coming close to a 1,000-yard season and earning an All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
Davis’ senior year was shaping up to be a special one as he put in his best performances of his career against Utah and Arizona State. Unfortunately an ankle sprain suffered against Colorado limited the rest of his season and he finished with 602 yards.
NFL scouts touted Davis as a late round value coming into the draft, thanks to his slashing running style and catching ability. However, there were red flags surrounding his injury record and penchant for fumbling.