When Florida lost CB Marco Wilson for the season, many wondered if the secondary was in trouble for the rest of 2018.

While Wilson’s lockdown coverage is certainly missed, the Gators defensive backs have turned in strong performances in back-to-back road wins at Tennessee and Mississippi State.

In the case of the MSU game, one of the standout performers was Shawn Davis, a sophomore safety who was playing in his first game of the 2018 season after missing the first four due to injury. The box score shows Davis with two tackles and a pass breakup, but not all good plays make the box score. Pro Football Focus took note of Davis’ performance, recognizing him as one of the SEC’s top safeties through the first five games despite having missed four games.

Few will be surprised to see fellow sophomore Brad Stewart joins Davis on the list. In the class of 2017, Stewart was rated the No. 6 Louisiana product, No. 19 cornerback and No. 150 overall recruit by the 247Sports Composite. Davis, on the other hand, was only a 3-star recruit, but actually was more impressive than Stewart as a freshman and earned more playing time in the secondary.