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Meet the Prospect: Corey Davis

Name: Corey Davis

Position: Receiver

School: Western Michigan

Ht/Wt: 6-3, 209

40-yard dash & other measurables: Davis suffered a high ankle sprain and two torn ligaments that required surgery following the season. He did not test or work out at the Combine or at Western Michigan's pro day March 15. He told reporters at the Combine his rehab would take six weeks, and he planned to test and work out for scouts at Western Michigan's campus sometime in April ahead of the draft.

How he fits: The 2016 Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year is the all-time leader in major college football in receiving yards (5,285). He was the MAC Freshman of the Year in 2013 and first-team all-conference the next three years. He dominated lower competition, which teams want to see from smaller conference prospects.

Davis finished his Bronco career by catching 97 passes for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns this past season.

He was simply a man playing among boys in the college game, which extended to games against Big 10 foes Michigan State (10 catches, 154 yards, 1 touchdown), Northwestern (5, 112, 1) and Wisconsin (6, 73, 1). He has four tremendous years of production, and has all the physical tools teams love at this level. He has the right mental makeup and is tough, physical and fast.

Currently, the Lions don't have much proven production at the position after Golden Tate and Marvin Jones Jr.. The great thing about watching Davis on tape is that he excels at all three levels, which means teams can do a lot with him.

Davis would bring a physical presence to a receiving corps that currently has just one player (Ryan Spadola) who measures in at more than 200 pounds.

Key observations: Davis had 16 drops over the last three years at Western.

What they had to say about him: "Davis is physically built for the NFL with the route athleticism and polish that dominated MAC competition. Although the drops are frustrating, Davis, who is looking to join Randy Moss as the only MAC wideouts to be drafted in the first round, attacks with his hands and rarely lets the ball into his body. He might not have any dominant qualities, but Davis is above average in several critical areas with the savvy production that matches the tape, putting him in the conversation to be the No. 1 wideout in the 2017 draft class." – Dane Brugler,

How he stacks up:'s Daniel Jeremiah has Davis as the best receiver available in this draft. NFL Draft Scout lists Davis as the No. 15 overall prospect in this draft and its top receiver. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock has dropped Davis from No. 1 to No. 3 in his most recent list of the top five players at each position. ESPN's Todd McShay has Clemson's Mike Williams (91) graded slightly higher than Davis (90), but they both fall among the top 12 players available on his list. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. lists Davis as the third-best receiver prospect in this class, behind John Ross (Washington) and Williams.

What he had to say: "I believe that's the biggest question, just the level of competition and I know a lot of scouts and a lot of other players think that my level of competition wasn't really that serious just being from the MAC. But I feel like I can play with the best of them. My confidence is up there. I'm not afraid to go up against anyone."

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