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.
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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.
Trevor Davis TD vs. Utah. Has legitimate deep speed pic.twitter.com/p7Gr5yjNhs— Michael McDermott (@MichaelMcD1993) March 21, 2016
Davis Post Route TD vs. San Diego State pic.twitter.com/J1hTURO9C3— Michael McDermott (@MichaelMcD1993) March 21, 2016
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.