San Francisco 49ers Draft South Carolina RB Mike Davis

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With the 125th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected South Carolina running back Mike Davis.

"I'm happy and relieved to get the call," Davis told the Bay Area media in his post-selection conference call.

The 49ers used the second of three fourth-round selections to pick up the accomplished SEC product. The 5-foot-9, 217-pound running back played through nagging injuries in 2014. He was 18 yards shy of becoming the second player in school history to rush for back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.

"I would love to be considered as a power back, but a guy who can catch the ball out of the backfield," Davis said.

"I like this pick," ESPN analyst Todd McShay said. "If you study the tape in 2013, he was one of the best backs in football."

"When Mike Davis is healthy," ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. chimed in, "he's a great back."

San Francisco has also drafted a running back in seven consecutive drafts. Davis joins the team's current backfield group of Pierre Garçon, Kendall Hunter, Reggie Bush and Jarryd Hayne.

Davis was a teammate of former 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore, the team's fourth-round selection in 2013.

"He's a great person and taught me a lot," Davis said.

Here's a rundown of Davis' talents, courtesy of

Compact frame with plus balance as a runner. Keeps feet moving in traffic and can pinball from defender to defender. Uses spin move effectively to avoid the hit and keep running. Will duck head and accelerate behind his pads with force to finish his runs. Downhill runner near the end zone with adequate push to grind out the extra half yard needed. Creates separation to the perimeter with quality stiff arm and showed surprising top-end speed to hit the long run in 2013. Gets adequate separation out of backfield and can convert the catch into a first down. Capable in pass protection with understanding of protections.

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