As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of 200 prospects, including what the scouts around the league are saying and video interviews with each player.
Titus Davis (WR), Central Michigan
6’1” | 196 lbs.
60 rec, 980 yards, 13 TD
What scouts are saying:
"Evaluators and teams might focus on Davis' lack of speed, but his ability to win with his routes should not be undersold. Davis has excellent ball skills and foot quickness and could be a terrific fit for a West Coast offense looking for an outside receiver who can make plays near the goal line." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
"Outstanding route runner. Has foot quickness to disorient corners off the line of scrimmage. Can "sell and sink" -- driving defenders vertically before sinking hips and turning quickly for easy completions. Was able to dominate lesser players playing off coverage. Wins at top of his routes with his hips coming out of his stems and finds ball quickly. Plus awareness with feet near sideline and tracks ball over his shoulder like an NFL veteran. Good leaper with outstanding body control. Has ability to adjust to poor throws and make tough catches. Desired football intelligence with understanding of coverages. Sits down in space against zone coverage and weaves through traffic on shallow crossers. Maximizes yards-after-catch opportunity." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
Fit for the Bears:
The Bears didn't necessarily replace Brandon Marshall in the offseason, but they did add to their receiving corps in signing Eddie Royal. The Bears likely wound find their starting wide receiver opposite Alshon Jeffery in the fifth round of the draft, but Davis' production at a small school speaks for itself. The Bears could address this need at No. 7 with one of Amari Cooper or Kevin White, which would make wide receiver less of a need in the later rounds of the draft.