Name: Jared Davis
Weight: 202 lbs.
High school: Frankenmuth (MI) Frankenmuth
Class: Redshirt junior
Jersey number: #23
Last year: I ranked Davis #97 and said he would be a backup safety and special teamer (LINK). He played in one game on special teams.
TTB Rating: N/A
Davis did not see the field during his first two years on campus, but last year the fruits of his labor showed when he played in the blowout victory over Notre Dame. For his efforts in practice, he was named Scout Special Teams Player of the Year.
Maybe Davis’s time will come this year. Fellow walk-on safety Louis Grodman (5 tackles in 2019) has run out of eligibility, perhaps opening up a spot on special teams for someone like Davis. There will be others battling for playing time, of course, but Davis seems to be ascending up the special teams depth chart. He may not see the field on defense, but I would expect #23 to be running downfield on some kickoffs in 2020.
Prediction: Backup safety, special teamer