After playing just two games as a backup during his freshman and sophomore seasons, Davis stepped into a starting role as a junior at right tackle. He promptly helped pave the way for a Crimson Tide rushing attack that averaged 184.6 yards per game as Alabama appeared in both the SEC Championship and the Sugar Bowl. One of two returning starters on the offensive line for the 2009 team, Davis was an integral part of Alabama's ride to the SEC Championship and berth in the BCS National Championship. The Tide averaged 215.9 rushing yards per game while going undefeated (as of the SEC Championship win over Florida). Davis and the offensive line allowed just 1.15 sacks per game and helped running back Mark Ingram rack up 1542 yards and 15 touchdowns on 249 carries (6.2 average) while winning the school's first Heisman Trophy. Davis stands at an imposing height of 6'7' and he weighs in at 305 pounds. Given his frame, he has room to add even more bulk and that will be imperative if he hopes to be a force at the next level. Still, he developed into a solid run blocker at right tackle for the Crimson Tide. His mobility is mediocre and he often struggles in pass-blocking situations, so he is not a left tackle prospect for the NFL. Davis has been clocked as fast as 5.09 in the 40-yard dash, but he generally runs closer to 5.20. Perhaps helping Davis' draft stock is the fact that his character is rock solid; he comes with no off-the-field baggage whatsoever. Davis is a two-time SEC All-Academic Honor Roll selection and he also earned the team's Paul Crane Offensive Lineman Award during 2009 spring practice for his performance and work ethic. It would not be a shock to see Davis go off the board as early as the fifth round in the 2010 draft.