Corey Davis: Small School, Big-time NFL Draft Talent

by Eric McClung ·

Height: 6-3
Weight: 209
Age: 22.2

Corey Davis from Western Michigan currently sits atop the college football leaderboards with 5,278 career receiving yards, and most games (27) with 100 or more receiving yards. Those feats sound really impressive until you consider that the type of talent capable of such things would rarely stay within the collegiate ranks long enough before turning pro. Regardless, Davis deserves credit for absolutely dominating the competition during his four years at Western Michigan.

Now, we wait for Corey Davis to provide us with his athletic measurables, because Davis missed the NFL Scouting Combine and Western Michigan’s pro day while rehabbing from December ankle surgery. He is expected to showcase his athletic gifts for scouts sometime in April. The exhibition will afford Davis the opportunity to establish himself as the top wide receiver post-Combine after Mike Williams posted a very poor vertical jump and delayed running the 40-yard dash until his pro day.

Prior to being accepted at Western Michigan, Corey Davisstruggled with academics while living in an impoverished household. After all the big schools passed on him, Davis went on to earn a 51.6-percent College Dominator Rating (96th-percentile) with a 18.7 Breakout Age (95th-percentile). For his college career, Davis caught 52 touchdowns in 50 games.

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Upon arrival, Corey Davis provided an immediate impact for the Broncos with 941 receiving yards as a true freshman. From there, Davis rattled off three consecutive seasons in which he exceeded 1,400 yards. Last year, he was able to reach precisely 1,500 yards. Expect Corey Davis to join Randy Moss as the only wide receivers from the MAC to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft.

From a fantasy football perspective, if Dalvin Cook and Leonard Fournette do not find premiere NFL landing spots on draft day, Corey Davis would be a safe, high floor No. 1 dynasty rookie draft pick. Davis’ case for the rookie 1.01 will be significantly strengthened if he excels in his upcoming individual workouts after Mike Williams and numerous running backs face-planted at the NFL Scouting Combine.