Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis was named honorable mention on Pro Football Focus’ All-time prospect team.
Third-year pro Corey Davis came into the league as one of the most talented prospects in recent history. The wide receiver put together an amazing collegiate career at little known Western Michigan University, where he broke 1,400 receiving yards and 12-plus touchdowns for three straight seasons.
In Pro Football Focus’ recent release of their highest-graded NFL prospects since 2014, Davis was given honorable mention at the wideout position. Davis narrowly missed out behind current Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb and Alabama alum Amari Cooper.
Using the Rams’ pick from the trade in the previous year, the Titans used the fifth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft to select Davis after the Titans struggled during their entire franchise history to put top talent at the wide receiver position.
Even the Titans’ best receiver, Derrick Mason, who spent the second half of his career with other teams, tallied just over 6,000 yards to lead the franchise. To put that in perspective, Saints wideout Michael Thomas has 5,500 yards in just his first four seasons, which would put him second on the Titans’ all-time list.
The Titans’ front office wanted to give Marcus Mariota and the offense a weapon to stretch the field and provide high-volume production, however in his three seasons with the team, Davis has not been as advertised.
While we have seen glimpses of his athleticism and ball skills, Davis has not provided a consistent level of production on a play-by-play basis. He has not broken the 1,000-yard mark or posted more than five touchdowns in any season. Tennessee’s rookie receiver, A.J. Brown, has been the offensive weapon that fans thought Davis would be.
Looking at PFF’s list, it’s clear that not many highly-ranked players translate to the NFL. Players like O.J. Howard and Reuben Foster were highly productive college players that never could make the same level of impact on the NFL field.
With Davis entering his fourth year in the league, the Titans need him to take that next step. With the Titans trio of Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, and Brown giving the team a dynamic attack, Davis can help take the team to the next level, which would be a Super Bowl appearance.