Routes - Modest foots peed and separation quickness present challenges. Can get hung on contact at the line of scrimmage and he works overtime to clear it. In-breaking patterns feature segmented breaks. Fairly smooth on the vertical plane.
Hands - Showcases soft and reliable hands that pluck the ball consistently away from his frame with extended arms. Hands get aligned properly with consistency. Does well to tightly squeeze the football and hang on through traffic.
Ball Skills - Game slows down for him at the catch point. Sharply tracks the football and adjusts. Can rescue off-target throws in any direction. Body control when competing for the football is excellent.
YAC Ability - Decisive worker with the ball in his hands and he turns into a runner rapidly after securing the reception. Lacks the ideal acceleration to be a home run threat, but he’s effective. Illustrates good balance, occasionally slipping a tackler with the ball in his hands.
Release - A touch slow off the line and he often features too much dancing to work around press coverage. Hands are busy, partly because he invites so much contact by staying in the same vicinity for so long and not reducing his surface area.
Play Speed - Smooth runner with good play speed but I wouldn’t call him a burner by any means. Has enough juice to be effective after the catch and challenge defenses vertically but speed alone won’t get him open.
Blocking - Does a good job of placing and fitting his hands and executes with consistent effort. Does have some issues keeping his hips and feet engaged which lead to opponents working around him fairly easily.
Play Strength - Performs well in the physical components of the game. Holds his own at the catch point, exchanges power in the contact window and features good contact balance as a ball carrier. Not a bully but plenty strong.
Versatility - Projects as an outside receiver with some appeal to work at all levels of the field. Has the traits to win as a blocker and compete on special teams.
BEST TRAIT - Ball Skills
WORST TRAIT - Routes
RED FLAGS - None
Davis was a highly productive weapon for UC-Davis and draws rave reviews regarding his football character and work ethic. Davis is at his best when the ball is in the air where his ball tracking, hands and body control lead to success at the catch point. For Davis to be effective at the next level, he will need to develop more technique as a route runner and improve his releases. Davis has the makings of quality depth at the next level and his skill set translates well to special teams contributions.
Round Grade - Mid/Late Day 3