A highly-recruited receiver out of high school, Davis originally committed to LSU before switching his decision late in the process, deciding to stay in-state at Texas. He saw immediate action as a true freshman and quickly became a key part of the Texas passing offense, earning All-Big 12 honors three times. Consistent production the past four seasons, but never took that next step in his development. Davis has a good mix of size and speed and has the skill-set to line up inside and outside, on the line of scrimmage and off, but needs to continue to progress as a route runner and prove he is reliable catching the football. Despite the physical traits, he is the type of prospect who leaves you wanting more, but his natural ability gives him a fighting chance in the NFL if he is willing to work.
STRENGTHS: Good-sized athlete with long arms and big hands. Good vertical speed and acceleration to gain a step and beat defenses deep. Quick off the line of scrimmage to beat press and uses hesitation in his routes to get behind the secondary. Tracks the deep ball very well and locates quickly to finish over his shoulder. Large catching radius and uses his length to extend and pluck the ball away from his frame. Natural body control to adjust his frame. Easy acceleration in his routes and has shown steady improvement in his patterns. Uses his extension well as a perimeter blocker and is very competitive in this area. Consistent production in his four years at college, leaving Austin fourth in school history in catches (200) and receiving yards (2,753).WEAKNESSES: Leggy and tight and more of a straight-line type of athlete. Has some body stiffness. Takes a few steps to get up to full speed when fighting off contact and after gearing down. Needs to develop his route tree and prove to be more proficient on more than just vertical patterns. Struggles to deceive defenders on non-go routes. Not the most natural hands catcher and will have his share of drops. Only average after the catch and lacks the shifty moves or change of direction to make defenders miss. Alligator arms in traffic and needs to play without fear. Questionable mental toughness and appears to get down on himself easily. Sense of entitlement with concerns that he will never be a grinder to reach his full potential.--Dane Brugler
04/03/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Indiana's Latimer, Texas' Davis show off health, speed...Due to the disappointing 2013 campaign that ultimately cost head coach Mack Brown his job, Davis has also flown relatively low on the radar, given his fairly obvious talent. Despite a down year for virtually every one else on the offensive side of the ball, Davis caught a career-high eight touchdowns in 2013 (four times more than any other Longhorn). That success helped him earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl, where his reliable routes and hands caught my attention. On Wednesday, Davis was clocked between 4.46-4.48 according to a scout on hand for the workout, demonstrating the athleticism which earned him a ranking of 18th on NFLDraftScout.com's receiver board. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com