After a frustrating few seasons, Central Valley grad Will Davis is excited about his latest opportunity in the NFL.
Before he opened camp with the San Francisco 49ers, Davis spoke to KREM 2 Sports Director Darnay Tripp. Davis signed with the Niners during the offseason. He spent portions of the last two seasons in Baltimore, coming off a pair of ACL injuries. Now he is healthy and ready to get his career back on track.
"The doctors that did my surgery did an amazing job," Davis said. "They definitely have me feeling stronger."
Davis impressed San Francisco's medical staff, and performed well in San Francisco's offseason team activities.
"I'm excited," Davis said. "Everything has been going good. I went to OTAs, mini camp, played great, killed it. I just want to do the same thing, go into camp this year and just do the same thing. Just need to take advantage of this opportunity on this defense of the 49ers and have a good year. Have a great year."
Davis admitted that he needed a break after getting cut by the Ravens last November. The former Utah State All-American has struggled to get his footing in the NFL because of injuries.
After getting picked in the third round by the Dolphins in 2013, he played in five games as a rookie. A year later he made 10 appearances before suffering his first torn ACL. The second injury, which came to his opposite knee, happened in his second game back in 2015.
Now he is the elder statesman among San Francisco's cornerbacks. Davis has been in the league longer than anyone else at the position, and hopes to help a unit was among the league's worst in 2016.
Davis spoke to Darnay for his podcast 'The Press with Darnay Tripp'. You can hear the entire interview below.