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Packers Select Cal WR Trevor Davis in the 2016 NFL Draft, Round Five

Packers Select Cal WR Trevor Davis in the 2016 NFL Draft, Round Five

 
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
 
CAREER NOTES: 
 
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.

 

 

 

SCOUTING REPORT: 
 
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.”
 
COMMENTARY:
 
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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jeremyjjbrown's picture

I like this pick. He has nice hands and is deceptively quick. He's also a big reason the Goeff was the 1st pick.

Too bad the Vikings just drafted Moritz Boehringer.

Evan's picture

Eh. Poor man's Janis.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

I just don't want to root against him because his story is fun.

Bearmeat's picture

Even IF Boehringer turns out to be a stud, they'll have to get another QB to take advantage of him. Teddy flat out SUCKS over 10 yards. He's a check-down-charlie. I'm not worried AT ALL about the Vikings offense this year. Defense will be nasty. But with AP quickly reaching "over-the-hill" status, they won't score, so it won't matter.

That said, even though Davis can run, I'd rather have taken Moritz. We don't need another slot WR. We need another boundary WR.

Evan's picture

You think Davis is a slot guy? How come?

Bearmeat's picture

Other than DeSean Jackson, do you know any other WRs that play primarily at the X spot under 200 lbs in the NFL? In order to be an acceptable outside WR, he'd have to put on AT LEAST 20 lbs - and I just don't see 20lbs of good weight on that frame.

Idiot Fan's picture

I would take him in a DJax role.

Bearmeat's picture

Yeah. But that's the point. There's only 1 DJax. For every time it works, there's 100 that doesn't. He's not big enough for a normal WR and if he had a special skill set, he'd have gone much earlier.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

There is this guy named Antonio Brown, you might have heard of him...

Bearmeat's picture

He sucks. ;)

mrtundra's picture

I always love telling vikings fans that the receivers they draft must have been scouted for running short routes because that's the only way TB can get the ball to them. LOL! I see Davis as being a kick returner more than a receiver. He'll get as much time at receiver as Janis did early last season. If someone gets injured then his chances go up of playing more. I love the depth we have at WR.

Irish_Cheesehead's picture

I agree. Great pick. We need more speed at WR.

Chad Lundberg's picture

Does anyone else remember what happened with the receivers last year? I don’t have anything against this pick at all! And it’s possible that Janis or Abbrederis just aren’t panning out.

Bearmeat's picture

He's too small to play outside. We need a HWS prospect outside in case Jordy isn't back to normal and Janis doesn't grow up. Adams is not fast enough.

Evan's picture

6'1" 190lbs. Could stand to add a little weight, but I don't think he's too small.

MarkinMadison's picture

Greg Jennings played outside at 5'6".

Idiot Fan's picture

Wait, what? There's no way Jennings was 5'6". I don't recall how tall he was, but that can't be right.

Or was that sarcasm? Sorry, it's hard to tell sometimes.

Bearmeat's picture

GJ was 5'11" and 200. Shifty as hell. At least until about 2012.... I dunno... I guess...

chugwater's picture

Jennings route running was excellent. He could transition from the LOS into his route without wasting a move. Not sure Davis is that fluid.

Crackerpacker's picture

I seem to remember two 5'9'' wide receivers and a hof quaterback breaking just about every passing record in the book, And the rules didn't favour the wrs as much as it does now.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

I think you mis-spelt Adams twice in one sentence.

Chad Lundberg's picture

Adams isn't a lost cause just yet.

Amanofthenorth's picture

He's 22 and his stats for first two years are better than jotdy's.

Nick Perry's picture

I agree Chad, he needs to stay healthy though. I think TOO MUCH was put on his plate last year and he wasn't ready. He started playing out of his funk the last week or 2 of the regular season and in the Playoff game VS Washington well until Richard Rodgers landed on his knee. I think Adams comes in ready this year and is the next James Jones but faster and can leap.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

He's not a "Lost Cause", but he certainly is not "Panning Out" either.

Nick Perry's picture

He has a WR Coach this year, that will make a huge difference. I think a lot of what happened last year was a result of not having a position coach to help coach them through it.

Adms had few games his rookie season against some pretty good defenses. Montgomery will push him for the #3 spot and IMO Monty will be the #3 but Adams will see a lot of time. The "Dog Fight" will be between Janis, Abby, and Davis.

chugwater's picture

He'll have a chance to get out of his sophomore slump with Jordy and Randall soaking up the No. 1 and 2 CB coverage every Sunday.

I like him and think he'll do well. WRs take a few years to mature. It took Donald Driver over three years to get above 30 total catches.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

That is what we are looking for: a WR who can only succeed against the opponents 3rd or 4th DB. What a backhanded compliment.

Jersey Al's picture

If he's half as good in the NFL as in these highlights, Ted has a steal here...

Doug In Sandpoint's picture

Yeah Al. And you gotta think WSU hated him. Looks like he scored 3 TDs on them including back to back KO returns.

Amanofthenorth's picture

Just the quantity of highlights is enough to be excited about this guy.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

True enough, but it seems to me that players tend to turn out to be well less than half as good as they look on highlight reels. One can hope for the exception with Davis - bear in mind I have never heard of the guy, but I like his speed, but more I like his 3 cone.

MITM's picture

The first thing that stands out watching him is his hands. Also i believe he ran the best WR time at the combine with a 4.42. Could be wrong though about that, but this guys hands are like fly traps.

The TKstinator's picture

Speed. Hands. Coach him and let's see. Let him be a returner this year and in the future could contribute on offense.

holmesmd's picture

You mean "unAdams like"? Lol;)

RobinsonDavis's picture

Well....looking at this film, you can see the appeal.

Miisbigsur's picture

That Goff guy throwing him the ball looked pretty good. Might be a high round pick some day.

MarkinMadison's picture

I doubt it.

Crackerpacker's picture

If a team is really desperate maybe.

Nick Perry's picture

Needs to get much stronger, 11 reps on the bench but he can run.

The TKstinator's picture

Abby did 4.

Hell, I did 4.

holmesmd's picture

I can do 23 and I'm 48 y/o!Lol:P

holmesmd's picture

I can do 23 and I'm 48 y/o!Lol:P

HankScorpio's picture

I like the pick, Year 3 is time for pass catchers to put up or shut up. Adams, Abbrederis and Janis are at that point. All 3 of those guys show potential. But potential that never translates to production will only take you so far. If they can't do more than 675 yards combined, then at least one piece is expendable. Of the 3, Adams has produced the most by far but the arrow seems to be pointing up more for Janis and Abbrederis while it's flat or pointing down for Adams.

Trevor Davis is a hedge against one or more of them failing to make a big step forward. I like all 3 but I don't like the chances of the Packers going 3 for 3 in player development at the position. The pragmatist in me says one of them is going to disappoint.

Idiot Fan's picture

In general I'm in agreement, but I would like to give each of them a third year rather than just a third camp for each of them to show me what they've got. Barring injury, someone on that list isn't making the team.

So, nothing against the pick, but I would have preferred to save WR until next year and take a TE (Adams perhaps) instead, since we're so thin there.

Nick Perry's picture

I KNOW!!!!!!!!! There were several TE's available and he didn't take one. Hope he's able to get someting as an UDFA.

Idiot Fan's picture

My baseless hope is that they saw Backman steadily improving in practice all year and decided that TE is actually in better shape than the rest of us know.

Idiot Fan's picture

Someone. Anyone!

Bearmeat's picture

He must really like Backman, Henry and Perillo.. Cause RRod and Cook are marginal starters...

DrealynWilliams's picture

I don't think it's "he really likes Backman, Henry and Perillo". I think the return of a healthy Nelson should fix any and all problems we had last season. The return of Nelson helps every WR - which should give them better matchups. TE1 and TE2 shouldn't have too much on their plate in this offense. We don't need 70 Catches/700 receiving yards/10 TDs from a TE. Also, this group of TEs in this Draft is nothing to get hype over.

holmesmd's picture

Dude is that actually a pic of you in your avatar? If so, your wig is friggin epic!! Big ups!:P Lol

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Agree with Idiot. Drafting Davis means they probably have to choose which of the 3 incumbents to dump, barring injury, based on a camp rather than that 3rd year.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

The highlights do show that 6.60 3 cone time. I cannot like or dislike this pick. The scouting reports describe a not ready for the NFL WR who cannot get separation out of his breaks despite his speed, and the highlights are a bunch of go routes. Well, maybe Davis can learn the playbook and to run routes.

Nick Perry's picture

He only put up 11 reps so he needs time in the weight room. A year or 2 around Jordy and Cobb should help.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

delete. double post. I like Kyle Murphy. Always had him in mind for the 6th/7th round.

Nick Perry's picture

Over a TE??

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

It had not occurred to me that TT might have ignored TE - I assumed that he would have drafted one in the 3rd, 4th or at latest, 5th. Still surprised some of these TEs lasted so long.

dobber's picture

He's a solid pick at that point, but does he make the roster?

As for TE, it must be that the Packers feel that the talent just wasn't what they wanted when their picks were on the board, and that it wasn't worth manipulating the draft for. Or it could be that Henry and Backman are doing something to make people take notice...

marpag1's picture

OK, this is pretty off-topic, but be careful with what the so called "experts" are saying about these late-round draft picks. I just found this gem over at CBS sports, from that renowned football authority, Spencer Hall. He was "grading" the pick of Jimmy Landes, a long snapper drafted by the Lions. He said...

"Long-snapper from Baylor who will likely need to contribute on special teams for the Lions."

Uh.... yeah. Thanks, bro.

LOL.

Nick Perry's picture

LOL!!! Point Made!!

DrealynWilliams's picture

We need an area for all of us to submit our final thoughts/grades, so we can come back mid-season and end of season to talk about it.

PETER MAIZ's picture

When this guy is gone, he's gone. This might have been the gift to our special team coordinator. I see a lot more here than Adams who fluked out last year. Tall and very fast and out of Berkely (smart). Another Ted diamond in the rough.

holmesmd's picture

6'1, is not considered tall at the position. Just sayin;)

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