The Redskins went to a small-school wide receiver for their second sixth-round pick in the draft.
Robert Davis of Georgia State fits right in with the new type of receiver the Redskins have been acquiring this year. At 6-3, 219 he is a big target to go with the likes of Terrelle Pryor and Brian Quick, two receivers signed by the team as free agents this year.
Davis told reporters that he played in a run-oriented offense in high school and he caught just eight passes his entire time there. Because of that he didn’t draw attention from the big schools and he went to Georgia State. There he proved he could catch passes, ending up as the Panthers’ all-time leading receiver.
Davis has the large catch radius you would expect from a receiver his size and he can hold on to the ball after taking a hit. He will need a lot of work on polishing his routes, not an unusual issue for many pass catchers coming out of college.
Davis will compete with Ryan Grant and Maurice Harris for roster spots as backup wide receivers.