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2017 Draft Profile: WR Corey Davis


Leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft, we'll take a closer look at 16 players mocked to the Ravens at pick No. 16.

WR Corey Davis

Size:6-foot-3, 209 pounds

2016 stats:97 catches, 1,500 receiving yards, 19 touchdowns

Career stats:331 catches, 5,278 receiving yards, 52 touchdowns

Combine stats:Davis did not participate in combine drills as he was recovering from offseason ankle surgery**.


Background:NFL teams won't find anyone with more production than Davis. He's the all-time leader in career receiving yards in major college football, and he simply dominated the competition in the Mid-American Conference for the last four years. Davis earned first-team All-American honors last year, and the only real knock on his resume is that his success came against mid-major schools rather than talent in the power conferences. Davis' draft stock may also have taken a bit of a hit because of the ankle injury, which has prevented him from working out for teams during the pre-draft process. He expects to be fully healthy by draft weekend.

Strengths:"Outstanding four-year production. Alpha attitude on the field and not afraid to take on the challenge of heavy target load. Excellent competitiveness. Focuses like a laser when ball is in the air. Tracks the deep ball as well as anyone in college and understands how to stack cornerbacks and keep them on his hip. Has second gear to run under the long ball. Excels in intermediate and deep parts of the field. Route running showed improvement in 2016. Variable route speed creates indecision for defenders. Vertical routes are crisp and create tilt in off-corners and safeties that he is quick to take advantage of. Play speed features access to functional burst. Can defeat inside leverage. A quarterback's friend who works aggressively back to the ball. Dominates in red zone. High-point catcher who uses well-timed leaps and long arms to win the 50-50 throws. Increases physicality and acceleration out of routes when operating near paydirt." – Lance Zierlein,

Weaknesses:"Will fight the ball at times with more double-catches and drops on his tape than ideal. Hears footsteps and focus will wane depending on what is going on around him. Room to improve his consistency in jump-ball situations. Shows route burst when in tempo, but lacks the suddenness to instantly accelerate to top speed after gearing down, allowing corners to catch him. Has the lower body quickness to beat press, but needs to use his hands more effectively to assist his release. Timing and technique as a blocker require refinement. Didn't consistently face NFL-caliber defensive backs in the MAC." – Dane Brugler, CBS Sports

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