1. Corey Davis, Ten
Drafted: 1st round, 5th overall
Scouting Report: Davis is the top small-school prospect in the draft and for good reason. He’s the all-time leader in Division I receiving yards, dominating lesser competition in the MAC with a ridiculous 332/5285/52 in four seasons. He went to Western Michigan as just a two-star recruit but stepped into the lineup immediately, earning MAC Freshman of the Year honors in 2013. He capped his career by winning the MAC Offensive Player of the Year award and capturing All-American honors in 2016. He has great size at 6’3”, 209 pounds and he’s a little more explosive than fellow top WR Mike Williams. But Davis is slightly smaller and doesn’t play as big – he loses out on some contested catches. Davis is a polished route runner coming into the league, and he knows how to create separation with his quickness and his hands. He’s excellent at high-pointing passes and shows complete concentration around the sidelines, which helped him to dominate in the red zone. Davis lined up all over the field, including out of the slot, and he ran a full route tree. He can create some extra yardage after the catch with a just a little bit of space, but he’s not explosive enough to create game-breaking plays. He’s not going to be known as a vertical threat, but he can work CBs to get them on his hip and he’s excellent at tracking deep passes. Davis was heavily used in the Broncos offense, and he had more focus drops as his career went along. We think he compares the most to Keenan Allen because of their route running and size, and he might be a slightly more dynamic athlete.
Fantasy Analysis: Davis joins a rising Titans offense with young, franchise QB Marcus Mariota. Davis should become the top receiver in this offense in the near future, jumping ahead of WR Rishard Matthews and Eric Decker and syphoning some targets away from TE Delanie Walker. Davis did undergo minor ankle surgery after injuring himself while training last January, but he was back to full strength at minicamp He described the injury as a high ankle sprain with two t...