Sizing up Davis for the first round

Rutgers offensive tackle was too big to play as a kid -- but for the NFL, he's just right

Updated: April 22, 2010, 7:17 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

His name might be one of the top 10 called by the commissioner Thursday night, but there was a time when Anthony Davis couldn't find his way onto a Pop Warner team.

Davis is the 20-year-old, 6-foot-6, 325-pound offensive tackle from Rutgers, who, like nearly all potential first-rounders, is a physical phenomenon. The one difference is that Davis has played football for only six years, because growing up in Piscataway no one would let him on their team.

At 11, he tried to sign up for ...

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