Published: Fri, April 28, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Corey Davis picked 5th in the NFL Draft

Corey Davis picked 5th in the NFL Draft

Davis ended his college career as the only Football Bowl Subdivision player with at least 300 catches, 5,000 yards and 50 touchdown receptions.

Davis caught 97 passes for 1,500 yards as a senior, and the Titans are confident that his production will translate to the National Football League even though Davis did not play in a power-five conference.

Davis doesn't have the physical upside of John Ross, who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.22 second at the NFL Scouting Combine.

He took over a Tennessee Titans team that had tied for the NFL's worst record each of the previous two seasons and put together a roster that came within a tiebreaker of making the playoffs. Where do they need to go from here? The Titans also have the 18th overall pick, which gives them another opportunity to address their defensive needs.

The Titans aided their secondary later in the first round by taking the versatile Jackson, who won the Jim Thorpe Award last season as the nation's top college defensive back. Instead, the 49ers were able to trade back into the first round and get him with the second-to-last pick of the night.

"That chip on my shoulder is not going to go anywhere", Davis said.

Jackson is an athlete, a dynamic returner and has the ability to play the slot or outside corner position.

We'll expect Davis to take advantage of the size mismatch and Jackson to show how his size won't be an issue when he runs into big wideouts around the NFL. They also have the Titans passing on Reuben Foster.

Fantasy Impact Who would've thought that the Titans would land a top-tier cornerback and the No. 1 wide receiver on their board without trading up? The Titans will use him as a starter at cornerback immediately, and he'll also contribute on special teams.

Last season, for example, Davis finished with 1,500 yards. Yes, he brings speed to the offense, but the Bengals didn't have a glaring need at receiver with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Brandon LaFell, as well as tight end Tyler Eifert. He and head coach Mike Mularkey have done very well to home in on the kind of guys they want and have added a bunch of them. He scored four return touchdowns a year ago, and had five interceptions, giving them more big-play ability.

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