With their fifth-round pick (163rd overall) in the 2016 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Trevor Davis, Wide Receiver, California.
MEASURABLES / COMBINE:
6’1”, 188 lbs, 4.42s 40yd, 38.5in vertical, 10’4” broad jump. 6.60s 3-cone, 4.22s 20yd shuttle
NFL.COM: Most people spend their lives trying to get to Hawai'i at least once, but Davis decided that two years in the Rainbow State was enough, especially after head coach Norm Chow was let go. He had started 10 times in his two years with the Warriors, racking up 45 receptions for 601 yards and five touchdowns. After sitting out a redshirt season in 2013, Davis became an all-purpose threat for the Bears, making plays as a receiver (24-399, five TD) and returner (424 kickoff return yards, 70 punt return yards) as a junior. He had 40 receptions in 2014 (one of six players hitting that mark) that covered 672 yards and two scores, and had 686 kickoff return and 45 punt return yards as well. Those sort of receiving/return numbers won't go unnoticed by NFL scouts.
CBSSPORTS.COM: “Runs like the wind with easy strides to hit his top speed...controlled body movements to easily adjust to throws...good-sized mitts and attracts the ball like a tracking beam...hand-eye coordination to complete catches without breaking stride...extends well to bring in throws away from his body...tracks well vertically over his shoulder...decisive vision as a ballcarrier, forcing defenders to make quick pursuit choices.”
Davis represents a classic TT pick, getting an athletic value late. Though Wide Receiver isn't a pressing need, it is encouraging for the Pack to go after a taller receiver. Davis definitely needs to add weight to his frame to step into a role similar to Jordy (very optimistically). He's a vertical threat right now, and very raw with his routes. Since there's no pressure for him to produce on day 1, he can be trusted to take a backseat role and develop at his own pace, a la Davante Adams.
He is a center fielder in the long game, locating the deep ball well. With good speed downfield, he can separate from NFL talent if he finds a way to improve getting off of man coverage at the line.
Our kick returners are constantly changing, and as a playmaker, that will likely be where Packers fans see Davis making his presence felt early on.
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