Tennessee Titans first round pick Corey Davis is finally back to 100%.
The Tennessee Titans got some good news on Tuesday. First, second-year wide receiver shed his foot cast and is now in a walking boot and scooter. Second, and more importantly, Corey Davis is back to full health after offseason ankle surgery.
Players are always going to be optimistic, but Davis has been candid about his recovery process in the past. On draft day, he admitted that his ankle was at 85 percent and he needed a few weeks before it got to 100 percent. That time has now come, and Davis did the most work he’s ever done in a Titans [practice] uniform today.
Taken with the fifth overall pick in April’s draft, Davis was one of the players that many of us at Titan Sized felt we had to come away with. While many of us believed it would’ve been in a trade down or with the 18th overall pick, GM Jon Robinson took no chances at snatched up Davis at No. 5 overall. His combination of great athleticism, spectacular route running, after-the-catch ability and run blocking was a perfect fit for the Titans. Robinson and Mike Mularkey felt the same way and made him their first pick of the draft.
With Davis coming off serious ankle surgery, it was fair to wonder how quickly he would get up to speed, both physically and mentally. I, personally, was ready to go into the season with low expectations for Davis early on in the season. Rookie wide receivers usually tend to struggle, and coming in after surgery just makes it all the more tough. But this news is very encouraging.
Davis might still get off to a slow start, as many first-year wide receivers do. With health now on his side, a start like that wouldn’t be due to a lingering, nagging previous injury. After seeing Marcus Mariota go down with injury the past two seasons, having our top picks be fully healthy is a sight for optimistic eyes. Mariota and Davis look primed to develop into a top-tier quarterback-wide receiver duo as soon as this season.