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Marcus Davis has made the most of limited opportunities in his senior year.
It’s not been easy catching passes from Logan Thomas this year, but Davis has succeeded in spite of his quarterback’s inaccuracy.
He has the ability to make game-changing plays, which the Jets are going to need with Sanchez throwing the ball. Davis stands at 6’4” and 232 pounds, which makes him a big target, and his ability to adjust to a poorly-thrown pass to make the catch will be an attractive trait for the Jets.
Davis is one of the more underrated receivers in this year’s draft and could slide down the boards. If this happens, the Jets would be wise to pick him up.
His size makes him an ideal deep-ball threat for Sanchez, and his steady progression over his four years at Virginia Tech shows he is a dedicated player. He has good pace and can make something out of nothing with his catching ability.
The video posted by Deadspin, showing him missing blocks, went viral and could affect his draft stock. However, the way he conducted himself in reaction to the video was admirable, via The Washington Post:
If that’s what they want to do with their free time, then I applaud them. Go ahead and do what you want. But at the end of the day, that’s not gonna define me. That’s not who I am. It is what it is; I hope everybody gets what they want from it. It doesn’t faze me.
It’s also worth pointing out that Davis had shown great improvement with his blocking in the previous game, and will only continue to do so.
By catching balls most receivers would drop, Davis has made Logan Thomas better in a terrible year for the Hokies signal-caller.
It's not unreasonable to suggest he could do the same for Mark Sanchez in 2013.