Friday, February 20, 2015

Strong start for UConn's Geremy Davis at NFL Combine

The positive vibes surrounding former UConn wide receiver Geremy Davis have been hard to miss this week.

Gil Brandt, former talent evaluator of the Dallas Cowboys, had this to say about Davis.

2 WRs at #NFLCombine had final college years in which they had 0 catchable-ball drops:

--> Geremy Davis (44/44)
--> Darren Waller (26/26)
While most of Davis' work at the NFL Draft Combine will come tomorrow with the running, jumping and other agility tests, the bench press was conducted today for the receivers and he finished tied for first with 23 repetitions at 225 pounds. West Virginia's Kevin White also finished with 23 as did Sammie Coates of Auburn. The performance was better than nine offensive linemen.

Davis checked in at 6-foot-2 and 216 pounds which is pretty close to what UConn listed him at (6-2, 216).. If he puts up some strong numbers tomorrow, especially in the 40, he could start flying up the draft boards.

When we met with the UConn assistant coaches earlier this week, I asked Wayne Lineburg who was the receivers coach last season for his thoughts on Davis with the Combine being this week.

"He is a great kid, a hard worker and hopefully he does really well at the Combine," Lineburg said. "He did a real good job as far as his work ethic and showing other guys how it works so he is a good kid to coach."

Yale's Tyler Varga also did 23 reps on the bench press.



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