Jan
18

Auburn’s Iron Bowl Hero, Chris Davis, Signs With Sports Agent Joe Linta

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The hero of Auburn University’s memorable Iron Bowl victory over Alabama recently took the next step towards an NFL career: signing with a sports agent.  Senior cornerback, Chris Davis, signed with NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Joe Linta.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Chris Davis,” Linta said.  “He is an exemplary young man who is a perfect gentleman and, obviously, a great football player.  He has handled his recent fame with great humility and has been a joy to work with.”

Arguably Linta’s most well-known client is Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco.  If you remember, following the Ravens’ victory in last year’s Super Bowl, Linta secured Flacco a new six-year, $120.6 million contract, with $50 million guaranteed.

Bothered by an ankle injury earlier in the season, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound Davis still finished 2013 with 74 tackles.  In 2013, Davis was named Second Team All-SEC by the Associated Press.

“(Chris) is a student of the game,” Linta said.  “He has tremendous explosiveness, which serves him well both in his coverage skills as a DB and as a return man.  Also, because he is such an outstanding young man, scouts will covet him as a team player and community person.”

NFLDraftScout.com lists the Birmingham, Alabama native as the No. 16 best available cornerback in May’s Draft while SBNation.com ranks Davis at No. 26.  He will be participating in next Saturday’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.  Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com recently compared Davis to Kareem Jackson of the Houston Texans.

“A stout (if somewhat short) frame, physicality and versatile coverage ability make the underrated Davis a potential early-round pick and future starter in the NFL, just as Jackson was from rival Alabama in 2010,” Rang said.

According to Linta, Davis will be training with Chip Smith in Atlanta and will also work with Ken Herock in preparations for the NFL Combine.

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