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NFL Draft Prospect Profile: California WR Trevor Davis

Does this AMC have the game to back up those Combine Numbers?

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

If you are looking for an athletic marvel at WR, your search will likely lead you to California WR Trevor Davis. Davis wasn't a big part of the Cal offense given the WR depth at the position, which would explain why he had a pedestrian amount of production over his career. The question comes down to was it a case of getting buried behind superior college talent or him not having a good game that backs up his athletic numbers.

Combine #s:

HT WT Arm Hand 10 20 40 Vertical Broad Jump Short Shuttle 3-Cone Long Shuttle
6'1" 188 31" 10" 1.51 2.57 4.42 38" 10'4" 4.22 6.60 10.94

Those numbers suggest he should start as a returner for the Patriots while slowly figuring out the playbook. He has legitimate deep speed on film, with his two TDs from the 2015 season coming on a post route and sideline deep fade route. The Patriots don't have that particular need at WR right now given how the offense is multi-faceted and built to attack the opponent's weakness. Davis is definitely worth a flyer pick in the 6th round to see if he can make it in the NFL. His ability to contribute on Special Teams as a returner should help him when it comes down to the roster crunch.

Sorry for the poor quality video, but I wanted to illustrate what I meant about his deep speed. It's unlikely the Patriots carry more than 5 WR not named Matthew Slater, so Davis may end up spending time on the Practice Squad and receive opportunities for a potential call-up in case injuries strike the receiver position. The Patriots have a bunch of late round picks, with three of them being 6th round compensatory picks. Davis is a similar prospect to Boyce in terms of speed and agility numbers, the question is if he can be more than what Boyce showed.