You know what’s funny? The idea of a safe draft prospect. Remember Chance Warmack? He was widely regarded as the safest prospect in his draft. While Warmack wasn’t terrible all the time, he definitely wasn’t the stud for a decade that we all thought the Titans were getting.
So it makes me laugh a little bit when I see a post like this one talking about the safest offensive prospects in this draft. The list starts with O.J. Howard. If you are going to have a list like this, he is a good one to start with. Even if he doesn’t develop into a dynamic receiving threat, he will be an excellent blocker that helps in the run game.
The list goes off the rails a little bit from there. Christian McCaffrey is a good football player, no doubt, but one of the safest players in this draft? Absolutely not.
Our boy Corey Davis is #4 on the list. Here are the comments on him:
I would have put Davis at the top of this list, but it's tough to do that when he hasn't been able to work out while rehabbing from ankle surgery. Still, his overall skill set makes him a true No. 1 NFL receiver. Scouts reviewing his film can see his speed, physicality, and fly-trap hands.
Yep. I’d take him with the 5th pick.