California wide receiver Trevor Davis has proven himself a significant deep threat as well as an important special teams player.
In 2013, Davis transferred to Cal after two seasons at Hawaii. In his two seasons with Cal, Davis compiled 1,071 receiving yards and seven TDs.
He also had 1,225 yards as a punt and kick returner, including two kickoffs returned for touchdowns.
Career Stats (Cal): 1,071 yards, seven TDs
Davis has shown the ability to make plays on both offense and special teams. In 2014, he tallied 399 receiving yards and five touchdowns. He also had 424 yards as a punt and kick returner that season.
Though an abundance of wide receivers prevented Davis from being targeted regularly, he still demonstrated talent as a deep threat. He has speed and good separation in coverage. His contributions on special teams were equally impressive, with two kickoffs returned for touchdowns in his junior season.
Davis has the talent to make plays on both the offensive and return team sides of the ball, making him a dual-threat for a team looking for a reliable special teams playmaker.
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Davis’ major value as a receiver lies in his deep threat ability. He is less reliable in short to intermediate passing game, and has less speed as a route runner, struggling in stop-and-go situations. Davis is most successful when he has momentum going, confining him to a ‘one-speed’ receiver status.
He has struggled against good coverage and may be one dimensional in his receiving abilities.
Davis can contribute most as a special teams player and a deep route receiver. His value lies most in his abilities as a kick and punt returner, and less so as a viable receiving threat. This could push him out of the draft rounds and into free agency.
Davis has a tall enough build and big hands. coupled with raw talent, but he is not a pro-ready receiver. He could be worth a late round pick or free agency signing for a team searching for a special teams spark.