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By Mike Wilkening

N.C. State CB A.J. Davis faced Calvin Johnson in college, and he thinks highly of the Georgia Tech standout.

"Calvin Johnson is the best player I've faced in my life," Davis said. "He doesn't miss a down, and he does everything."

That's what stands out to me as much as anything about Johnson: No one questions his effort, and the guys who've played him make quick note of that. Miami (Fla.) S Brandon Meriweather spoke of Johnson's "heart" when interviewed at the Senior Bowl.

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