1st round, 5th overall pick: Corey Davis WR, Western Michigan
I am a Corey Davis believer, and I think there is good reason to be a Corey Davis believer let me tell you why.
First of all, despite missing a huge chunk of time during his rookie year he still out preformed the other two wide receivers selected in the top 10, combined. John Ross and Mike Williams were the alternatives to Davis at 5 overall and while you could argue that a move down might have made sense in theory look at where that would have put them this year.
If the Titans moved out of the top-10 not only would they not have gotten any of the big three receivers but they would have ended up forcing a pick at 18 on a guy like Zay Jones who was the fourth wide receiver taken that year.
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The other big factor I think that people need to take into consideration, is that Corey Davis was great for how often he was targeted in this offense this year. Only 3 players in the NFL had more yards on as many or fewer targets than Davis and they are Tyler Boyd, Amari Cooper and Tyler Lockett.
As much as people love to point at total yards and TD numbers, it is very difficult to put up gaudy numbers when you are in the 2nd most run heavy offense in the NFL.
If the Titans go to a pass happy offense in 2019 there is no doubt in my mind that Corey Davis will top 1,000 yards and he has the potential to be that guy every year. The Titans have their WR1 even if he doesn’t get the volume to show off his talent.