WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan

6’3” – 209 lbs. – 4.50e

Highly productive four-year starter who leads the MAC in career receiving yardage; volume receiver who earned his production. Very good combination of height, bulk, and length (33” arms), although his hands measured just over nine inches at the Combine. Has been praised by the coaching staff for his work ethic, something which shows up on film: has an aggressive, competitive, and physical on-field demeanor. Was routinely moved around the formation to give defenses different looks and match him up against different opponents; lines up in the slot most often despite being a bigger receiver, but regularly takes snaps outside as well. Long-strider who can eat up cushions against off coverage; appeared to have good speed on film, but did not run at the Combine. When defenders attempt to jam him at the line of scrimmage, does a good job of using his hands to release. Good route runner with some suddenness out of his breaks to generate separation; runs a variety of predominantly short and intermediate routes, but also works downfield. Sells double-moves well and was able to uncover himself with his acting. Has a wide radius and can adjust to and pluck passes away from his frame, or go up and get high passes. Catches with sound fundamentals, although his hand size may be cause for concern among some teams, especially given that he dropped a handful of passes over the past few years. Able to make contested catches in traffic and through contact; will rip balls away from defenders more than he attempts to box them out with his frame, not having been asked to really outmuscle opponents on jump-balls during the games reviewed. Hard runner after the catch who works in the stiff arm regularly and with success; the team also tried to work him into the game by running jet sweeps from time to time. Picks up a lot of yards after the catch on crossing routes from the slot; fast enough to run away from defenders in space. Effective blocker who extends his arms and uses his legs to drive defenders out of the picture in the screen game, working through the whistle. Doesn’t have many weaknesses in his game and offers the size, polish, and temperament to be the first receiver selected on draft day, likely somewhere within the first twenty picks or so. Should be able to contribute early, especially compared to other prospects from his conference.

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