Gabriel Davis - UCF

Height/Weight - 6'2/216/Hands-9.125"

Age/Birthday - 21 Years Old, (April 1, 1999)

Combine Results - 40-4.54, Vert-35.0", Broad-124.0"

Class - Junior

Conference - American Athletic (East)

NFL Draft Projection - Round 5-6

College Stats -

2019 - Receiving: 72/1241/17.2/12

2018 - Receiving: 53/815/15.4/7

2017 - Receiving: 27/391/14.5/4 

NFL Player Comparison - Courtland Sutton, Allen Robinson, Corey Davis

Current ADP - 6:03 (Rookie Drafts), 236.33 (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Big-time WR, has been the Knights' go-to guy in the pass game no matter who their QB 

  • Nuanced in route running to gain separation, has reliable hands & a good catch radius

  • Vertically, he is very tough to defend, his top end speed allows him to be a tough cover

  • Willingness to activate his hands early & look to displace opponent’s feet is excellent

  • He’s long & physical enough to soften the angle, then fast enough to take it

  • Will initiate contact at the line of scrimmage to soften his release angle or hand jockey

  • Uses his length well to maintain separation while tracking the football downfield

  • Reliable hands show good strength on some back shoulder & above the rim passes

  • True burner speed when he opens the gate with the ability to run away from coverage

  • Tough in pursuit, has incredible agility to return to top gear after catching the football

  • Burst allows for best release reps when he gets a soft shoulder to the outside

  • Best RAC plays come when he breaks the last tackle on an already downfield target

  • Offered quick game reps in isolated man coverage and was able to house a couple

  • Excels on balls thrown behind him on crossers or elevating with his hips into the LOS

  • Has a good eye for the football & works himself into catch opportunities most wouldn’t

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Not an elite athlete, Does not get out of his stance very quickly or stops on a dime 

  • He's just not violent in and out of changing direction or going from 0-60 

  • Doesn't have a diverse route tree because of it, solid routes but with concerning habits

  • Lacks good flexibility & struggles to maintain velocity through sharp angles

  • Was limited to running predominately nine, post, comeback, & slant routes in college 

  • Doesn't illustrate necessary footwork to get to a half man relationship against NFL CB's

  • There were a concerning number of drops through contact that frequented his tape