STRENGTHS - Davis' excellent size, jumping ability and concentration enable him to consistently go up and make tough catches over cornerbacks on high passes. He has consistently shown the ability to make tough catches on off-target passes, even when he allows the ball to get into his body. Big receivers who can make the tough over-the-shoulder catch are a real weapon in the red-zone, which should put Davis in position to be one because he makes those catches seem routine. He makes it look easy winning jump ball battles. Despite lacking explosiveness off the ball, his foot quickness allows him to accelerate to full speed fast once he gets moving. His size and long strides hide his better than expected playing speed as he can get deep separation from cornerbacks once he gets to full speed. He is quick getting started up the field after the catch and can change directions quickly to make tacklers miss. With his size and strength his willingness to run aggressively after the catch helps him to consistently gain yards after contact. He shows no fear catching passes as he heads into traffic, stays focused on ball, takes hard hit and holds onto ball. He is a strong and competitive blocker who gets after defender and usually is able to eliminate man from the play.
WEAKNESSES - Davis' lack of experience playing WR still shows up in his lack of initial quickness off the ball and rounded cuts in routes. He will need to improve his route running in order to consistently get separation from NFL M/M coverage. On passes within the frame of his body he lets the ball into his body and becomes a "body catcher." This has not led to more drops in college, so it may never be an issue, but it must be noted. Right now Davis is a better athlete than receiver and that will need to improve for him to become the receiver he has the talent to be.
SUMMARY - Davis came to Virginia Tech as a quarterback, but he made the smart decision to switch to receiver early on in order to get on the field sooner. This decision has paid off as he likely would still be a backup to Logan Thomas now as opposed to a potential mid-round draft pick. He has the excellent size to go with quick feet, deceptive playing speed and the ball skills to make tough catches. Combining Davis' physical skills with his smarts (As a former quarterback he understands everyone on the offense's jobs and knows how to play receiver as a quarterback would want a receiver to), toughness, work ethic and intangibles give him all the tools to be a good starting receiver in the NFL. Overall, Davis' is a good NFL prospect and if he improves his route running and catches the ball as well in the NFL as he did at Virginia Tech he will be a productive NFL receiver.