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Western Michigan’s Corey Davis taken by Titans in 2017 NFL Draft

Receiver Corey Davis is one of the lesser known top prospects of this draft. Coming out of Western Michigan, Davis didn’t receive much national attention at a lesser recognized college football program. The Broncos finished the year 13-1 losing to Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl. As the playoff selection crept up on us, so did chatter about Western Michigan, which was led on offense by Davis. Now he’s been chosen by the Tennesee Titans with the No. 5 pick of this year’s draft, capping off a remarkable rise.

Is this a good fantasy football fit?

Don’t be fooled by the college he went to, or the league he played in; Corey Davis can ball. He’ll slide in across from a RSJ favorite Rishard Matthews. Standing at 6-foot-3, 209 lbs, he already has NFL size to make an immediate impact. He will give Marcus Mariota an instant upgrade over Tajae Sharpe on the perimeter, which will give this entire offense a fantasy boost.

Davis’ Combine Analysis

Due to an ankle injury, Davis did not participate in drills at the combine. This only adds to the shadow of doubt surrouding Davis who hasn’t played in a top football conference. He has had individual workouts with teams to showcase himself, but did not appear on the biggest stage of the NFL Combine.

How good was Davis in college?

Corey Davis was not ranked coming into Western Michigan, which shows just how awesome his story is and how hard he has worked to make it this far. Davis was a factor his entire four year career with the Broncos as he posted no lower than 65 receptions. Davis saw his reception and yardage totals increase every year, ultimately ending with a senior stat line of 97 catches for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns. He ended up becoming the FBS all-time leader in receiving yards with 5,278 while being named to the first team All-MAC.

 

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