The New York Giants on Saturday selected Connecticut wide receiver Geremy Davis in Round 6 of the 2015 NFL Draft, the 144th overall selection. The Giants have one selection remaining, the 226th overall pick in Round 7.
Davis is a big guy at 6-foot-2, 216 pounds. CBS Sports says:
Good size and is a really skilled receiver, particularly in the middle of the field. Lacks the speed to make an impact on the outside but an underrated prospect.
In his 2015 NFL Draft Guide Dane Brugler of CBS Sports projected Davis as a fifth- to sixth-round pick. He wrote:
Davis put himself on the NFL radar after his 1,000-yard receiving season in 2013, overcoming streaky quarterback play, but his senior season was a different story as he struggled to match his junior year production. He doesn't have special speed before or after the catch and will struggle to create much separation, but is a strong athlete at the catch point, playing like a power forward to locate, attack and finish with his hands. Although he isn't a dynamic threat as a ballcarrier, Davis is an intriguing possession target and mid-round version of West Virginia's Kevin White.
Davis caught 71 passes for 1,085 yards (15.3 yards per catch) in 2013. Last season, he caught just 44 passes for 521 yards (11.8 yards per catch). UConn went just 2-10 in 2014. He offered the following scouting report on himself:
"From a receiving standpoint, I am a big, physical guy. I am not afraid to open up big blocks for running backs and other receivers. I am not afraid to go across the middle. I have great hands," Davis said. "From a special teams standpoint, I can use my physicality on the front line for kickoff returns or blocking for the punt, running down on the kickoff and making a tackle. I am just going to give my all."
Here is part of the Ourlads' scouting report on Davis:
Davis has the size, strength, and speed to catch your attention. There are some football skills there as well. After a record setting 2013 season, his production took a step back. The offense was broken at Connecticut and it really had a negative impact on Davis. The holes in his game are exposed when matched up against quality cornerbacks, however. He struggles to get himself open and he won't burn anyone deep. Late round prospect that will need to make an impact as a special teamer to stick around.
Giants' GM Jerry Reese had indicated a number of times that he wanted insurance for Victor Cruz, rehabbing from surgery for a torn patella tendon. Still, Davis joins what appears to be a crowded wide receiver depth chart for the Giants. Cruz, Odell Beckham, Rueben Randle and Dwayne Harris are locks to make the roster. In addition to Davis, the Giants have Preston Parker, Kevin Ogletree, Marcus Harris, Corey Washington, Juron Criner, Chris Harper and Julian Talley fighting for roster spots. Your thoughts, Giants fans?
Giants' round-by-round selections
Round 1 (No. 9) -- Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
Round 2 (No. 33, from Tennessee Titans) -- Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Round 3 (No. 74) -- Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
Round 4 (No. 108, traded to Titans)
Round 5 (No. 144) -- Mykkele Thompson, DB, Texas
Round 6 (186) -- Geremy Davis, WR, Connecticut
Round 7 (No. 226)
Round 7 (No. 245, traded to Titans)
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