Corey Davis was awarded the MVP for the Tennessee Titans’ training camp by ESPN’s Turron Davenport.
ESPN’s Turron Davenport awarded wide receiver Corey Davis the MVP for the Tennessee Titans’ training camp. Davis’ improvements in the offseason are vital for the Titans’ success this season.
"Davis worked hard during the offseason to perfect his craft. It paid off. He is more crisp with his routes and creates more separation. The way he attacks the ball is impressive and has led to Marcus Mariota throwing him the ball even when he’s covered."
Davis posted a solid sophomore season, with a team-leading 65 catches for 891 yards and four touchdowns.
Davis faced a league-high 43 percent of his targets while being covered by a top-25 corner last season, according to PFF, which shows he can still put up numbers in the face of tough coverage.
Despite showing his ability to produce as the first option in a run-heavy offense last season, Davis needed the offseason to work on his skills.
While Davis’ athletic ability is shining, the biggest thing to come out of training camp is the enhanced chemistry between Davis and quarterback, Marcus Mariota.
Davenport comments that “the way he [Davis] attacks the ball is impressive and has led to Marcus Mariota throwing him the ball even when he’s covered.”
This is a positive sign for the Titans. Davis only caught 58 percent of the balls thrown his way last season. Both Dion Lewis and Taywan Taylor posted a catch percentage higher than 65 percent. For the Titans to improve the passing attack, Davis and Mariota have to build up better chemistry.
Thanks to his hard work, Davis can build on his potential and become a great NFL receiver. Retired All Pro receiver, Chad Johnson, gave a shout out to Davis when asked about receivers on the cusp of a breakout season, saying “Corey Davis is a f—— monster too, I like his game a lot.”
Catches like this could help him explode into the national scene.