The Philadelphia Eagles seem to be high on Corey Davis and after speaking on 94WIP Tuesday, the feeling may be mutual.
The Philadelphia Eagles could be in the running to land Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis in the 2017 NFL Draft. Despite signing Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in free agency, the Eagles reportedly have substantial interest in the 22-year-old wideout.
Davis spoke on the 94WIP Carlin & Reese Show Tuesday and answered questions about the draft process. He said he’d be happy going to any team, but he did single out the City of Brotherly Love.
"I like Philly. I visited here, as you know. The coaches are great, great GM. I like the vibe that this city has going on."
While the signings of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith are solid short-term solutions for the Eagles’ receiving corps, neither wideout is guaranteed to return to the team beyond the 2017 season. Drafting a receiver like Davis would give Carson Wentz a young, talented playmaker to learn and develop with.
In four seasons at Western Michigan, Davis set an FBS record with 5,285 career receiving yards. His 331 career receptions and 52 career touchdowns rank fourth and second in FBS history, respectively. He also leaves college as the only receiver in FBS history with over 300 receptions, 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in his career.
"I like Julio [Jones]. I’ve said it multiple times, I like the way he plays. He’s definitely one of my favorite receivers in the league currently. Very physical, very fast, he’s great after the catch. He has the mindset that he’s not gonna get guarded by anyone and he’s very competitive and that’s what I like about him."
Davis said he expects to be picked somewhere between the No. 12 and No. 18 overall selections in the draft. The Eagles have the No. 14 overall selection. If he is available, it will be awfully hard for Philadelphia to pass him up.