How Will Corey Davis Play As The WR1?
When Corey Davis was drafted fifth overall in 2017, it was with the idea that he would provide the Titans with a true top-tier receiving threat for years to come. And while Davis hasn’t quite yet reached that point, he’ll get another chance to look the part in Week 2.
Coming off a team-leading seven catches and 101 receiving yards, Davis will be coming into Sunday’s game against the Jaguars as the Titans’ de facto number one receiver, with AJ Brown already being ruled out of the game with an injury.
Davis proved last week that he can put up big numbers, and be a reliable part of the passing game, but two questions remain. One, can he carry over his success from Monday into this week’s game? Davis has had plenty of big-time games in the past, only to follow them up with invisible performances the following week. And two, can he thrive in the offense while being labeled as the WR1, and going against the Jaguars’ rookie cornerback CJ Henderson who played well last week against the Colts?
With AJ Brown out, the Titans are going to need the good version of Davis to show up for another high-volume showing like the one he had against Denver. If he doesn’t, the Titans passing attack might be in big trouble.