Corey Davis’ NFL Draft season isn’t going as planned. The top receiver prospect already missed the NFL Combine — a chance to prove himself against other top prospects — an now will miss Western Michigan’s pro day. We won’t get a single official athletic measurement on Davis. Teams won’t either.
Davis had surgery on his ankle back in January and isn’t ready to go full speed. He says he will be ready for minicamps later this year.
About a month ago, the Corey Davis hype train left the station when Todd McShay mocked him to the Titans at 5. I’d have no issue with this. His talent is real. He dominated inferior talent and showed out against tougher opponents like Michigan State and Wisconsin.
But I think he’s peaked. Now, he’s a question mark. How early can you take a guy that you don’t have any athletic measurements on? You’re basically going solely off film and interviews. Teams take these types all the time, but not necessarily top ten.
I’ve long thought that the Titans would have to take him at 5th overall if they wanted him, with Carolina and Cincinnati looming at 8 and 9. Now I’m not so sure they can do that.
Jon Robinson has avoided the receiver postition entirely in free agency, leading us to believe he’s going to attack it in the draft. Does this change things? I think a trade down is the most likely scenario now, considering the medical concerns of Marshon Lattimore and now Davis.
The problem is, who on earth are you trading with? This quarterback crop has done nothing to get anyone excited. Is Jamal Adams, Malik Hooker or Jon Allen worth moving up for? I know Jon Robinson is hoping they are.