Corey Davis M.I.A.
Last year was a tough one for my “Corey Davis is going to be great” takes, but it obviously wasn’t all bad. Like I have said a few times this offseason, he and A.J. Brown work very well as a tandem and they help take a position that is typically the softest on offense, and make it a fistfight.
In fact, he and Brown are actually one of the most effective young WR tandem in the NFL when they are actually targetted and they are the youngest duo to have 14+ yards per reception or more:
However, Davis is on the pup list right now and he is spending his time working on strength and conditioning on the side field without running routes. To me, that really leaves two options as to where his health is entering the season.
First, he could be fully recovered from the pain he had in his toe that he suffered through all last year. That would mean that he is just trying to add strength and get his body into peak physical shape before going full tilt in practice.
The other option is that he could still be suffering from pain and they are trying to figure out how to calm that down before the reps actually matter. Davis is a veteran at this point and he has worked with Tannehill and in this offense before, so it isn’t like learning something new.
Either way, it looks like Corey Davis is going to be eased back into practice, and even when he starts working with the team, I expect him to work his way into the starting line up slowly.