2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch: Jan. 2 Bowl Games

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2017 NFL Draft Corey Davis
Dec 2, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Corey Davis (84) runs the ball for a td in the first half against the Ohio Bobcats at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Cotton Bowl: Corey Davis (WR – Western Michigan)

Western Michigan’s Corey Davis has gone from the best wide receiver many fans had never heard of, to simply the best receiver in college football. He’s taken his game to another level this season and is a big reason why the Broncos have rowed the boat to a 13-0 record.

Western Michigan will look to finish off their perfect season in the Cotton Bowl against Wisconsin. The Broncos are very familiar with the Big Ten, having faced the conference eight times over the past four years. Western Michigan is 2-6 in those games, with both wins coming this season. Davis has also had mixed results, catching 46 passes for 628 yards and four touchdowns against Big Ten opponents. However, as seen in the play below against Michigan State, he’s more than capable of handling his own against power five competition.

Davis is an extremely well-rounded receiver who possesses very good route-running skills, especially for someone 6-foot-3. He has more than enough speed to create separation in the NFL with a very large catch radius to haul in passes away from his body. Davis is the top wide receiver prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft and should come off the board somewhere in the 10-20 range of round one.