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Top 50 Mountain West players: No. 44 is Utah State DB Jalen Davis

Utah State is known for its defense and their first defender on the list is defensive back Jalen Davis.

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 version of the Mountain West Connection top 50 football players countdown is finally here and the 44th pick and it is Utah State defensive back Jalen Davis.

He follows the long line of Utah State defensive backs that will have a shot in the NFL in the next few years. This past year he had three picks and broke up eight passes. He also played a part in the ground game and had three tackles for a loss and a sack.

Davis will have a very difficult time making the first-team all-conference as the defensive backfield is one of the more deep position in the conference.

Here are the staff picks and composite rankings.

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17 DJ Dunn, Jr, AFA, LB
20 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB
21 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB
22 Maurice McKnight, SJSU, DB
24 Malik Smith, SDSU, DB Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB
25 Andre Chachere, SJSU, CB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL
27 Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR
28 Timothy McVey, AFA, RB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL
29 Devin Centers, USU, FS Devin Centers, USU, FS
30 Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Salesa Faraimo, DT, NEV
31 Will Kreitler, C, UNLV
33 Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB Izzy Matthews, CSU, RB Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB
34 Jalen Davis, USU, DB

Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR

Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State
35 Reno Henderson, UNM, OL Jalen Davis, USU, DB Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB
36 Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB
37 Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR Izzy Matthews, RB, CSU Jamire Jordan, WR,FSU Jalen Davis, USU, DB Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR
38 Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB Gabe Perez, BSU, DL Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB
39 Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, DB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, S Asauni Rufus, Nev, SS Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB
40 Jamire Jordan, FSU, WR Jamire Jordan, WR, FSU Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE Izzy Matthews, RB CSU Austin Corbett, NEV, OL
41 Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Tyler Rausa, K, Boise St Arthur Flores, SDSU, OL Travis Averill, Boise St, OG Reno Henderson, UNM, OL
43 Johnny Stanton, UNLV, QB Jarred Gipson, NEV, TE Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB
44 Jalen Davis, USU, DB Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Asauni Rufus, NEV, DB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, S Travis Averill, G, Boise St Christian Chapman, SDSU, QB Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR Malik Smith, SDSU, FS
45 Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR DJ Dunn, AFA, LB Mike Hughes, DT, UNLV Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB
46 Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB
Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB
47 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB DJ Dunn, LB, AFA Gabe Perez, BSU, DE DJ Dunn, LB, AFA Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR Malik Smith, SDSU, DB
48  Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Kwayde Miller, T, SDSU Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB
49 Malik Smith, DB, SDSU Jalen Davis, USU, DB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Jesse Washington, AFA, DB Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT
50 DJ May, WYO, LB Michael Carrizosa, P, SJSU Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB