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TSJ Editor’s NFL Draft Edition: Western Michigan Broncos Receiver Corey Davis

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Broncos Receiver Corey Davis Is Destined To Be The MAC Conference’s Next Superstar To Make Waves In The NFL

Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis has been a star since stepping foot on campus. He was under recruited coming out of high school. His older brother Titus, was a star receiver at Central Michigan and is now with the New York Jets. Titus was the MAC career touchdown leader with 39 (Corey is now the MAC career record leader with more games to go). Davis is listed at 6’2”, 210 with 4.49 speed. He consistently gets separation from defenders and has a deep catch radius.

By the end of his freshman season, it was obvious that the Broncos had a young star receiver. Davis was named the MAC Freshman of the Year, setting school records for receptions (67) and receiving yards (947) while scoring six touchdowns. As a sophomore, Davis earned First Team all-conference honors with 78 catches for 1,408 yards and 15 touchdowns, which led the MAC and ranked third in the country overall.

Davis scored another 12 touchdowns as a junior, while catching 90 passes for 1,436 yards. Corey was the country’s leading active receiver in career receiving yards (3,785) and receiving touchdowns (33) heading into the 2016-17 season.

In his senior season, Corey is averaging 6 catches, 99 yards and 1 touchdown a game, as he faces double-teams and zone coverage to thwart his efforts. Davis will leave college football as an all-time great (He’s a few yards away with three regular-season games to go, plus a likely bowl game and potentially the MAC championship game.)

According to Pro Football Focus, Davis had just 15 drops on 183 catchable passes through last year.

Davis has 617 receiving yards and four touchdowns in seven career games against Big Ten teams, highlighted by a 10-catch, 154-yard, one-touchdown performance against Michigan State in the 2015 season opener.

Heading into the 2016, Corey received a second or third round grade. He is swiftly moving up draft boards and has shown a great knack for staying late after practice to work on over 100 ball skills. He arrives at the sports complex as the coach arrives and watches game tape and film of previous games and future opponents.

The small school moniker will make some outsiders second guess his prime ability but his play and production over the course of four years will make those doubters eat their words. This young man is a player, who will thrive on the next level. He has first round talent and he’s destined to be remembered as top-tier player.