Corey Davis Reportedly Agrees to Rookie Contract with Tennessee Titans

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27:  Corey Davis of Western Michigan poses with Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell after being picked #5 overall by the Tennessee Titans (from Rams) during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Tennessee Titans signed wide receiver and No. 5 overall pick Corey Davis to his rookie contract Saturday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Davis was the last unsigned first-round pick from the 2017 draft class.

The Titans were in need of an upgrade at receiver entering the April draft, which made Davis almost a no-brainer selection. Tennessee ranked 25th in passing yards per game (221.3) last season.

Over the course of four seasons with the Western Michigan Broncos, Davis racked up a staggering 331 receptions for 5,278 yards and 52 touchdowns—including 19 scores during a standout senior campaign.

Now Davis joins a Titans team that should deploy him as a starting receiver opposite Rishard Matthews.

"Guys that come from smaller schools, they understand the grind," Matthews told Jim Wyatt of the team website. "A lot of guys come from big schools and they kind of get gifted things, so coming from a smaller school is good because he'll come in with a chip on his shoulder and be ready to work right away."

Not surprisingly, Davis told reporters after he was drafted that he wouldn't take his top-pick status for granted.

"I'm going to work like I'm the last pick and do everything I can to help out this team," he said, per MLive.com's Cory Olsen.

With Davis locked up long term, the Titans appear primed to take another step forward on offense as they eye a return to the postseason for the first time since 2008.


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