While Chandon Sullivan got a taste of what its like going against top competition at the Senior Bowl this week, his former teammate -- Robert Davis -- gave him all he could handle at Georgia State.
Chandon Sullivan was amongst the best players at Georgia State over the last few years, but now he's ready to extend his success to the NFL.
The 21-year-old set multiple school records over his four-year career, as he played in a school-record 49 career games while also being a three-time all-conference selection. The cornerback is also Georgia State's leader in career interceptions with seven passes intercepted as well as 25 passes defended.
With numerous school records under his belt, it comes as no surprise that the Georgia native is the first player in Georgia State University football history to attend the Senior Bowl.
"It's a great feeling you know, to finish off my career at Georgia State the way I did, coming out on top at the bowl game and then coming here in late January, it's a great feeling," Sullivan told Redskins.com.
Sullivan also tallied 182 tackles along with two fumbles recovered, one fumble forced and one touchdown. As the first player in the school's history to reach the annual all-star game in Mobile, Ala., Sullivan hopes to stand out.
"It's all about paying attention to detail and focusing on my technique, you know I try to always practice and try to be fundamentally sound so I think that's what's going to carry me here against some of the top names in the country," Sullivan said this week. "I'm a big physical corner, I like to get up and play bump and run coverage, I can mix up, play a little zone, so I feel like that's definitely one of my strengths," Sullivan added.
Sullivan is no stranger to good competition, as he went against current Redskins wide receiver Robert Davis in practices. Davis finished his college career as Georgia State's career leader in both receptions (222) and receiving yards (3,391).
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Washington Redskins selected wide receiver Robert Davis with the 209th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The two Panthers close bond, on and off the field, has helped Sullivan ready himself for a jump to the NFL.
"He prepared me for this level and my hat's off to him," Sullivan said. "I came in as a freshman, going against him every day and him getting the best of me, us just going at it, it created a brotherhood and that's like my big brother."
Sullivan added that Davis is "a freak" when it comes to his talents as a wide receiver.
"There's no other way to say it," Sullivan said. "I knew he was going to get a shot in the NFL and I was happy for him when he got drafted."
Despite their busy schedules, the two still keep in contact. Whether it be communicating online, through Xbox or a call just to check up, Sullivan looks to Davis for guidance, especially as he's going down a similar path his former teammate went a year ago.
"It's a lot of emotions, but having someone like Rob Davis who has been there with me since the beginning, I kind of lean on him for advice and just try to get another opinion on how I should handle certain situations," Sullivan said. "So I'm not really too worried and just ready to enjoy this process."