Prospect: Keenan Davis, WR, Iowa
Grade: 6.7 (Grading Scale)
+Good size and strength profile for outside receiver.
+Changes direction well, elusive in the open field.
+Shows some power breaking tackles.
=Good, but certainly not elite speed.
+Shows the ability to go up and highpoint the ball.
+Catches with his hands and secures the ball well.
+Good body control in the air while laying out for the catch.
-Routinely gets out-fought for catches by smaller corners.
-Makes some concentration drops.
+Makes strong cuts underneath.
+Able to sell double moves.
+Can create some separation down the field on vertical routes.
-Doesn’t have great acceleration out of his breaks.
+Willing down the field blocker.
+Seals off corners with his size, able to sustain blocks.
+Adept at making site adjustments at the line.
+Has responded well to complicated new offense.
+Clean prospect off the field.
+Four year player for the Hawkeyes.
Davis is an intriguing prospect that could easily be more productive at the next level than he has been at Iowa. The Hawkeye offense has been abysmal this year, with Davis as the one receiver that can be counted on to run the correct route and catch the ball (most of the time).
He has the ability to run the entire route tree and make a play with the ball in his hands – both with his strength and his elusiveness. If he can start using his big body to ward off defensive backs and be more physical competing for the ball, I think he will have a bright future in the NFL.
vs Michigan (2011)
-In-breaking route underneath the zone, plucks ball and goes for big gain.
-Showed some good speed and a nice stutter move to get some big YAC, finished with power.
-Willing to throw a block.
vs Iowa State
-Lining up as an outside receiver.
-Crisp out route, hands catch, and turns up field for an extra yard on the sideline.
-Nice post route, a little bobble, but runs out of an arm tackle for big gain.
Full scouting notes for Keenan Davis vs Iowa State.