Profiling the Prospects: Western Michigan WR Corey Davis a 'touchdown juggernaut'


Over the next month, will break down some of the best players in this year's NFL Draft class and what they could bring to Cleveland's youth-laden roster.*

Name:WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan

Measurables: 6-foot-3, 209 pounds

What makes him a first-round pick?

If you're in search of an ultra-productive receiver with prototypical size and speed, then look no further.

Davis (6-foot-3, 209 pounds) was the star of a Western Michigan team that finished 13-1 last season, catching 97 passes for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns. It was the capstone of a career that saw Davis become college football's all-time leader in receiving yards with 331 catches for 5,278 yards and 52 scores.

Davis, once a two-star recruit out of high school, is now widely viewed as one of the top receivers in this year's NFL Draft class, a list that includes Clemson's Mike Williams and Washington's John Ross.'s Lance Zierlein describes Davis as a "touchdown juggernaut who was a four-year model of production and consistency in college."

"Davis has the route-running and ball skills to become a starter in the league," Zierlein continus, "but it is his competitiveness and production in the red zone that should make him a good one."

Biggest college moment?

Davis had a career-day against Ball State (12 catches, 272 yards, 3 TDs) last season, but he arguably had his most eye-opening performance in 2015 against a Michigan State team that won the Big Ten. Davis caught 10 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown versus a dominant Spartans defense.


WR Corey Davis totaled 5,278 yards and 52 touchdowns at Western Michigan.

How did he do at the combine?**

Davis could only watch at the Combine after surgery in February to repair an injured ankle. He's expected to be healthy by the time training camp rolls around.

Quote to know

"My mindset is I can compete with anybody. It really doesn't matter who's across from me. They bleed red like me. I'm not afraid to go against anybody. As far as the level of competition, we've played Big Ten teams and we've competed with those guys, so I'm not afraid of anybody. It has to do a lot with that chip on my shoulder. Coming from the high school that I did, we were a high-caliber offense, and I thought I deserved more than one offer. Throughout those four years at Western, I've always had that chip on my shoulder. I've always worked like I'm the best guy in the country. That's the approach I took."

Why he would make sense for the Browns?

Davis is a big, productive receiver with the toolbox to succeed at the next level. He would come and compete for a starting job on a Browns team that parted ways with leading receiver Terrelle Pryor in free agency.

Reasons why he won't be available at No. 12?

Even with his ankle surgery, Davis is widely viewed as a top 15 prospect who could be picked up by teams in search of another dynamic receiver like the Chargers (No. 7), Bengals (No. 9) or Bills (No. 10).

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