2017 NFL DRAFT

Titus Davis, WR

School: Central Michigan  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Wheaton, IL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 196 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
163245

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.512.65-- 32 1/2-4.287.14
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.482.651.60- 32 1/29'11"4.287.14

Player Overview

A two-star wide receiver recruit out of high school, Davis received a few MAC offers, committing to Central Michigan over Toledo. He saw early playing time as a true freshman (seven starts), recording 40 catches for 751 yards and eight touchdowns, earning Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

Davis started 12 games in 2012 as a sophomore with 43 receptions for 860 yards and eight scores, earning Second Team All-MAC honors. He started 11 games as a junior in 2013 and posted career-bests in catches (61) and receiving yards (1,109), adding eight touchdowns and earning First Team All-MAC honors. Davis led the team with 60 catches for 980 yards and a career-high 13 touchdowns, earning First Team All-MAC honors.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Smooth release off the line of scrimmage and into his routes, gaining proper depth and showing crafty footwork at the stem...above average field awareness and feel to set up his routes and play off of defenders - very natural in this area due to lower body flexibility...usually reliable ballskills with the tracking ability and focus to go and get passes...tough-minded over the middle and determined as a ballcarrier to skirt defenders after the catch.

Works the sideline well and always knows where the sticks are...showed playmaking skills, averaging 18.1 yards per catch over his career - only player in FBS history with eight or more receiving touchdowns in four seasons...improved confidence and considered a hard worker behind the scenes...extremely productive and finished his career third in MAC history in touchdown catches (37) and fourth in receiving yards (3,700).

WEAKNESSES: Lacks ideal size and bulk dimensions for the position with very short arms and small hands...average-at-best speed and doesn't mix up his gears, struggling to make defenders miss...not a sudden athlete and appears methodical at times in his breaks - fundamentally sound, but lacks the twitch to fool veteran cover defenders...lets the ball into his frame and needs to do a better job using his body to shield defenders, while attacking with his hands - more than a few focus drops on his resume, especially away from his frame.

High yards per catch average can be deceiving as he lacks the breakaway speed to consistently burn cornerbacks on vertical patterns...durability needs checked out, missing three games early in his senior season with a sprained left knee (Aug. 2014); also has a history of minor ankle and shoulder issues...character isn't a concern, but needs vetted - served one-game suspension as a sophomore for a violation of team rules (Dec. 2012), missing the bowl game.

IN OUR VIEW: A late bloomer, Davis didn't play football in high school until his senior season and was under-recruited, which was Central Michigan's gain as he leaves the program with the school records for receiving yards and receiving touchdowns and finished fourth on the all-time career catches list (204) - ranks 20th on the FBS career touchdown reception ranks. Davis is very average across the board and while he runs disciplined, smart routes, his lack of explosive traits and functional strength will catch up to him in the NFL. Nonetheless, he has the polish and ballskills to be a reliable possession target who will stand out to quarterbacks and offensive coordinators during practice - mid-to-late rounder with upside.

--Dane Brugler

 
 
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