Watching UCF emerge as one of the most exciting college football programs over the years has been fun to watch for fans, especially when some of the players go on to make similar impacts at the NFL level.
The Knights haven’t seen as many players hear their names as some of the other top schools during this year’s draft, but one individual worth keeping an eye on during the final day of action is wide receiver Gabriel Davis.
In each of his three seasons at UCF, Davis appeared to be the kind of player who would get better with experience, and seeing him catch 72 passes as a junior last season for 1,241 yards with 12 touchdowns makes it hard to believe he still available.
Then again, Davis does have a few areas to work on once the transition to the NFL becomes official, with route running immediately coming to mind.
Still, every player entering the NFL tends to have a few areas of weakness, and the fact that Davis makes up for it in other areas shows the Eagles would have nothing to lose giving a pick like this a shot to add depth at wide receiver.
Sooner or later, Philadelphia will have to adjust to life without Jackson and Jeffery in the passing game since the two veterans aren’t getting any younger.
Davis may not be ready to handle the duties of being a top wideout for a team like the Eagles, but in time, Philadelphia’s coaching staff could help him reach that level.