Corey Davis was considered a surprising pick by many at the top of the draft for the Tennessee Titans. However, Jon Robinson certainly looked savvy in retrospect when all three first round talents at receiver were snatched up in the top ten.
Davis comes to the Titans after having dominated the MAC at Western Michigan. Davis managed 5,278 receiving yards and 52 touchdowns in his four years at Western Michigan, which some would argue is due to his attending a lower-level school. However, there have been a couple of halfway decent receivers from lower-level schools, like Jerry Rice and Randy Moss. For this reason, I’m not too worried about Davis’ alma mater.
As reported by Jim Wyatt, senior writer for Titans online, the team has been taking it slow with Davis since he is coming off of an ankle injury, but Davis has been rearing to go since training camp began:
"“I believe I am full go. The team is trying to take it slow, and I am behind that 100 percent. I trust in these coaches. But it feels good. I could play a game right now if need be. The main thing is just (developing) that chemistry. Obviously Marcus is a great quarterback, so on my end it is understanding the plays, understanding the defense the best I can because it will help out not just myself, but him and the team.”"
Look for Davis to slowly take over that primary receiver role by year’s end as he gains experience and grows accustomed to the speed of the NFL. It might take some time, but Davis has the talent to grow alongside Marcus Mariota and become the focal point of a young and exciting Titans offense.