Daewood Davis 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Consensus three-star recruit
- Average 25.8 yards per catch as a high school senior
- Scheme tendencies: Air Raid
- 2022 projected role: Starting WR
Pros: Prior to the 2021 season, Daewood Davis spent two seasons as an Oregon Duck. He moved from wide receiver to cornerback after the 2018 season before switching back in 2019. Davis is a big-play wide receiver that can effectively stretch the field. His speed is instant and sudden—he can reach top speed fairly quickly. That speed puts defensive backs in conflict with their coverage drops. Davis has good breaks to stop at the top of his vertical stem on routes working back to the QB. As a route-runner, Davis does a good job angling his route stem to attack and win the leverage battle. He offers versatility as a run threat on reverses and pop passes. Davis finds and settles in the soft spots of zone coverage. There is upside as a run after the catch option.
Cons: Daewood Davis creates separation mostly due to his explosive vertical ability, rather than his route running. He does not run a diverse or expanded route tree. As a result, his versatility and impact can be limited. Davis benefits from an ample amount of free release/access to grass. This leaves his release package limited. Davis appears to have a slim build on tape and does not handle physical corners well. He has easily been knocked off his route’s path once contacted by an opposing defender. I do have flexibility and fluidity concerns with Davis’ ability to sink his hips in and out of his breaks. He seems to be a little high-hipped limiting full rotation in his breaks.
Daewood Davis NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson