By all measures, 2016 was the Year of Corey Davis, with him becoming the nation’s leading all-time receiver and leading his Western Michigan Broncos to a Cotton Bowl berth. 2017 is taking shape to be even better as the talented Mr. Davis is taking his talents to Nashville as the 5th overall selection by the Tennessee Titans in the 2017 NFL Draft, becoming the 2nd ever MAC receiver selected in the first round of the draft, joining Randy Moss in that exclusive club.
Davis is the 17th player in MAC history selected in the first round and is the first first-round selection from a MAC school since Khalil Mack (Univ. at Buffalo) went No. 5 overall in 2014 to Oakland.
Davis becomes the 44th Bronco all-time to hear his name called on Draft Day. By almost all metrics leading to the draft, he is worthy of selection with scouts and talent evaluators alike pointing to his size, strength, and nose for the end zone as defining characteristics that will play will on Sundays. Davis is a tall and physical receiver capable of burning coverage or going around, over, and through defenders as the case may be. In his new situation, Davis joins a receiving corp highlighted by Tajae Sharp and Rishard Matthews. Davis becomes a significant target for Marcus Mariota, proving once and for all that the Titans are in love with their QB.
Last season saw Davis’ new squad finish 9-7. They have 6 more draft picks this year at 83rd (3rd), 100th (3rd), 124th (4th), 164th (5th), 214th (6th), and 236th (7th).