NFL Hot Press: Corey Davis Had Some Second-Round Grades

Corey Davis Had Some Second-Round Grades

Updated June 20, 2016
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.

Last fall, many NFL scouts expected Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis to enter the draft, as he had excellent production to start out his collegiate career. Davis caught 78 passes for 1,408 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2014. He had quality production as a freshman as well (67-941-6). Thus, many around the league thought he would be entering the 2016 NFL Draft as he produced a good junior year while playing banged up. Team sources say they were giving Davis a second-round grade in their reports before he decided to return for his senior year.

Sources say the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Davis is long and athletic. He has impressed evaluators with good route-running, hands and deceptive speed. They also like his toughness and ability to produce while not being 100 percent. Davis totaled 90 receptions for 1,436 yards with 12 touchdowns while dealing with injuries.

Team contacts say if Davis produces as a senior like he did the past two seasons, he is likely to maintain that second-round grade for the 2017 NFL Draft. Given his consistency up to now, it looks like Davis has a good shot of being a Friday night selection next April.

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