No fewer than eight safeties were on hand for the Rams’ rookie minicamp over the weekend, a sure sign that the team still is searching for depth at the position. Among those eight, only third-round draft pick T.J. McDonald — who is projected to start — is assured a job.
Among the rest of the group, one intriguing prospect for a backup spot is Cody Davis of Texas Tech. A four-year starter for the Red Raiders, Davis started all 49 games he appeared in during college. He led the team in tackles last season (101), with three interceptions and seven breakups. At a regional scouting combine in Houston, he ran a sizzling 4.37 in the 40.

So how was Davis not drafted?

“I’m the wrong guy to be asking,” Davis said. “I think I’m too bland, I don’t know. I might need to add some flash to my game or something.

“I just pride myself on being fundamentally sound, flying around to the ball, really having a nose for the ball and making the tackle. It doesn’t have to be pretty. It doesn’t have to be a knockout hit all the time, as long as you get the guy down.”

Maybe he needs a publicist. Or a signature celebration dance.

“I guess I’m gonna have to celebrate more,” Davis said in a soft-spoken Texas drawl. “I’m kinda known for not celebrating, just making the play and walking off.”

There’s nothing bland, however, about 4.37. And there’s nothing bland about the productivity of Davis (6 feet 1, 204 pounds).