Just a quick recap of what this countdown is. Over the next few weeks, we will take a look at our choices for the 25 people who will have a short-term and a long-term effect on the rebuilding of the Auburn football program.
11) Chris Davis, senior, cornerback
By Aaron Brenner
The best cover corner Auburn has to offer, and there wouldn’t appear to be a contender come fall – not since Mackenro Alexander’s twin, Mackenzie, picked Clemson. Jonathon Mincy’s more of your tackling corner, which is why he’s got the field position; Davis will handle the boundary, usually assigned to the opponent’s best receiver.
The Tigers had their ups and downs against top receivers: Mississippi State’s Chad Bumphis and Arkansas’ Cobi Hamilton were held in check, but Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins and Alabama’s Amari Cooper combined for 18 catches, 228 yards and three touchdowns against Davis. The Clemson opener was particularly disastrous for Davis. Provided he’s healed from concussion symptoms last fall, a bounceback year is a must-have from the senior corner.