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    Marcus Davis we just signed is possibly best wr in draft

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...te-round-steal
    Says he has a ton of upside and he could be the next Dez Bryant.Only issue is he doesn't run block,but he is an explosive wr.

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    Btw we just signed him as an udfa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonsta View Post
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...te-round-steal
    Says he has a ton of upside and he could be the next Dez Bryant.Only issue is he doesn't run block,but he is an explosive wr.
    Cool, hope he straightens out. But he never says he could be the next Dez, he says he has Dez like athleticism.

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    Strengths

    Possesses prototypical size and speed combination to be an outside NFL starter. Smooth runner off the line and turns on a second gear downfield that allows him to separate. His size overwhelms smaller cornerbacks, can fight through their advances and go over the top to take away the jump ball. Uses his body to shield corners on slants. Flashes the footwork to stop and separate on out routes after pushing his man upfield. Good concentration to track the ball over his shoulder on deep balls. Can be a bullish runner after the catch, also capable of spinning away from tackles after a stop route then turn on the jets. Has the size and length to dominate corners in the run game.

    Weaknesses

    Still learning the position, must take advantage of increased opportunities and experience as a senior and show scouts he can handle the complexity of NFL offenses. Body-catches passes thrown into his frame. Want-to as a blocker is severly lacking. Does not attack targets or lock onto smaller defenders often enough, will throw a shoulder instead of using his hands. Has lapses in concentration. Must consistently run out his routes, even when he knows he’s not the primary target.

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    Bottom Line
    This former quarterback has an elite combination of size and speed, but has only flashed those skills. Davis' combine performance could considerably boost his draft stock, even though he isn't overly refined as a receiver at this point. Even though he lacks in various aspects of the game, it's hard to imagine a team not taking a chance on him in the middle rounds.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profil...vis?id=2539333


    Tony w/a 5th Round grade:

    Positive: Athletic receiver with outstanding size and speed. Quickly releases off the line, immediately gets to top speed, and beats defenders down the sidelines. Nicely adjusts to the throw running full speed. Looks passes into his hands and, for the most part, makes the catch away from his frame. Comes across the middle, gets up in a crowd, and boxes out defenders with his large body. Effective blocker and opens up running lanes down field.

    Negative: Poor route runner, who shows limited sharpness and quickness into breaks. Inconsistent catching the ball and let's a lot of easy passes slip through his hands.

    Analysis: Davis was highly rated by NFL scouts coming into the season, yet failed to elevate his game or meet expectations. He offers next level physical skills but must learn to do the little things well and play to his level of potential.

    http://www.draftinsider.net/reports/...R/Marcus-Davis


    Sounds like a good WCO WR if he develops

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    03/28/2013 - 2013 Virginia Tech Pro Day: Representatives from 26 NFL teams gathered at Virginia Tech's pro day on March 20, where 13 Hokies players went through a workout indoors on AstroTurf. AstroTurf, it should be noted, is a faster surface than natural grass or even FieldTurf. Marcus Davis, WR (6-3 1/2, 226) - Davis ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 and 4.48 seconds. He had a 39-inch vertical jump and did the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds. Davis really worked out well. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

    6th Round grade
    STRENGTHS: Athletic-looking frame with prototypical length and thickness. Deceptively quick feet and suddenness to evade press at the line. Gets up to speed quickly from a stop. Displays hip flexibility to sink and burst on sharp routes. Quick, active hands at the line to shed the jam and release. Hands catcher who attacks the ball in the air. Locates the ball and adjusts his body to position for the catch. Good timing when asked to high-point the ball. Exhibits suddenness to break and separate on slants at full speed. Displays strong hands to secure high-velocity throws off his frame. Can break down in space after the catch, and make defenders miss.

    WEAKNESSES: Lacks aggression and urgency when asked to run block. Isn't always as sharp as he's capable of being on his routes, and will round them off too frequently. Needs to fight for position better and display willingness to get physical with defenders when asked to compete for the ball in the air. Doesn't seem to always be on the same page with his QB - will break routes off or cut in the wrong direction. Occasional concentration lapses - will turn his head upfield before securing the ball and drop the easy one. Needs to become craftier at getting separation by utilizing hesitation, jab-step, etc. Chest-traps the ball too frequently despite possessing soft enough hands to routinely pluck. Doesn't seem to have a second gear to really pull away at the safety level.

    COMPARES TO: Stephen Hill, WR, New York Jets - Like Hill, Davis possesses some eye-popping measurables, and will probably rise up draft boards on his pre-draft workouts alone. A close look at game tape, however, shows a receiver who, although tremendously gifted, lacks fundamental consistency and tends to coast at times with his effort. He'll have to convince scouts that he's hungry to improve if he's to go any higher than the fifth round, despite having elite talent.

    --Derek Stephens

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...8/marcus-davis

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    One says his weakness is he body catches the ball, the next says his strength is that he hand catches the ball. Sounds like he has Randy Moss-like laziness and no desire for the blocking aspect of his position. Says he has a big case of the dropsies -- and then of course he gets compared to Stephen Hill. We already have a Stephen Hill.

    Maybe the coaching staff can flick the switch with this kid, but he doesn't sound like an immediate answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    One says his weakness is he body catches the ball, the next says his strength is that he hand catches the ball. Sounds like he has Randy Moss-like laziness and no desire for the blocking aspect of his position. Says he has a big case of the dropsies -- and then of course he gets compared to Stephen Hill. We already have a Stephen Hill.

    Maybe the coaching staff can flick the switch with this kid, but he doesn't sound like an immediate answer.
    Neither did Chrebet in 1995 until you see them in camp and some preseason games no one really knows what you have..

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    I wanted this kid in the 5th round. Good pick up.

    Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 233. Arm: 32.68. Hand: 10.28.
    40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2013): 4-6.

    4/23/13: Davis had a solid Combine performance. He is a big wide out who has some deceptive speed. Davis was the Hokies No. 1 receiver in 2012 and would have even more production if quarterback Logan Thomas wasn't struggling with his accuracy all season. Davis hauled in 51 receptions for 953 yards and five touchdowns.

    Davis was a backup to Danny Coale and Jarrett Boykin over the past few years. Davis had 30 catches for 510 yards and five touchdowns in 2011. He made 19 receptions for 239 yards and two touchdowns in 2010 as a sophomore.

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    1) any time somebody cites bleacher report, I get worried
    2) if you watch the first video (85 yard TD) connected to the story in the link, I want to know who that HOkie is that comes FLYING into the picture from behind; he looks super fast; Marcus Davis doesn't look that fast to me, but his teammate stood out to me

    EDIT: it was Corey Fuller, who just got drafted by the Lions in the 6th round
    Last edited by escamoter2; 04-28-2013 at 12:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonsta View Post
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...te-round-steal
    Says he has a ton of upside and he could be the next Dez Bryant.Only issue is he doesn't run block,but he is an explosive wr.
    Because the "best" players don't get drafted!

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    Where was this signing reported? Haven't seen it confirmed anywhere else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcoops View Post
    Where was this signing reported? Haven't seen it confirmed anywhere else?
    Only place I saw it was this thread. Didn't find anything with Google search.

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    I would say "definitely" not "possibly".

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    @Jason_Madson: Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech to the #Dolphins

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    Dump, ban, draw & quarter

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRevis24 View Post
    @Jason_Madson: Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech to the #Dolphins
    There's your SB favorite, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonsta View Post
    Btw we just signed him as an udfa.
    So you're a Dolphin Fan?

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    All of this and he's a Fin, didn't sign with us?

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRevis24 View Post
    @Jason_Madson: Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech to the #Dolphins
    this he is not listed under the jets udfa list

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    THIS THREAD NEEDS TO BE DUMPED. HE'S A DOPHIN FOR PETE'S SAKE.

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