Profile: Trevor Davis at a glance
Position: Wide Receiver.
Height, weight: 6-foot-2, 185 pounds.
Age: 22 (born July 4, 1993 in Martinez, Calif.).
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Overview: Played in 23 games and started 11 during his final two seasons with the Bears. Played two seasons at Cal after two seasons at Hawaii in 2011 and 2012. He finished his Cal career with 2,300 all-purpose yards, including 1,071 yards receiving. As a junior he equaled NCAA and Pac-12 single-game records by becoming the 20th player in FBS history to return to kickoffs for touchdowns in a game against Washington State. He also had three catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns, including a 51-yard game-winning TD. Also competed in track and field in high school.
Strengths: Good straight-line speed to threaten the field vertically and gain some separation. Good body control to adjust to off-target throws behind him. Tested very well at the Combine, recording a 38½–inch vertical jump showing outstanding leaping ability. Also had a 6.60-second 3-cone drill time, indicating outstanding agility that shows up most when he is darting through traffic with the ball in his hands. Quick, decisive and productive after the catch.
Weaknesses: Slight-framed and lacks strength coming off the line. Unpolished route runner. Could do a better job of sinking his hips, setting up cornerbacks and playing the ball in the air. Is not a clean hands catcher and tends to cradle the ball to his body. Goes down easy after the catch and at times looks for a soft landing spot in the middle of the field. Average career production. Was not touched on either of his well-blocked TD returns. Has had some nagging injuries (neck), and durability must be weighed.
Quote: I just wanted to go to a school that was going to make me the best receiver I can be,” Davis said. “I knew that at Cal, I knew they had a lot of young receivers like Bryce Treggs, Kenny Lawler, Maurice Davis and all these guys, and I wanted to go in somewhere that was going to challenge me. I went in there without a scholarship for the first semester. I just knew that I was going to have to compete every single day, and it could only make me better. I'm going up against a bunch of guys that are right now still in this draft, and great receivers. It definitely worked out for the best. … I'm going to go in and try to learn as much as I can about being a returner in the NFL. I don't think it’s much different at the college level. Going in, I'm going to learn as much as I can about being a returner and trying to make an impact on the team and help the team win. … I know my favorite quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) is on their team. My boy that plays on their team from Cal, it’s great. I've followed him throughout my career. I grew up in the Bay Area. But just knowing that they have such a great quarterback is just amazing for a receiver like me."
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