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Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Western Michigan WR Corey Davis as the No. 1 receiver in the class.

Norris describes Davis, whom he ranks just above Clemson's Mike Williams, as a "6-foot-3 receiver who can dominate in the small game: creating separation, sustaining it and picking up yards after the catch." Davis has been one of the nation's most dominant receivers over the past few years, topping 1,400 receiving yards in three straight collegiate seasons. "Has run practically every route from the outside and the slot, both sides of the field," Norris wrote. "Big frame allows him to naturally win contested in some opportunities. Aggressive for a receiver after the catch and on final contact."
Source: Rotoworld
Feb 22 - 5:04 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Western Michigan WR Corey Davis to Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen.

"Similarly to Allen’s, Davis’ athletic ability and speed seems limited," explains the PFF analysis team. "However, both receivers make up for this with their route-running, ball skills and ability to separate from defenders in other ways." The outlet believes that the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder "will heavily need to rely on his sharp route-running [early on] as he is unlikely to outmuscle or outrun defensive backs in the early stages of his career." An NFC national scout said at the beginning of the month that he believes that Davis has more potential as a pro than fellow first-round-wideout-to-be Mike Williams.
Feb 21 - 5:47 PM

Western Michigan QB Zach Terrell was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

Terrell was one of the best Group of Five quarterbacks in the country last year. The 6-foot-2, 204-pounder threw for 3,544 yards with a sensational 33/4 TD/INT ratio on P.J. Fleck's last Western Michigan team. NFL.com analyst Chad Reuter calls Terrell a sleeper to watch as a four-year starter. NFL Media colleague Daniel Jeremiah sees some of Colt McCoy in Terrell.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 1:06 PM

Western Michigan WR Corey Davis was "a man among boys" at the MAC level, according to an AFC North scout.

"It wasn't even fair the way he did those corners in that conference," the evaluator said. It is the truth, as Davis produced over 1,400 receiving yards in three straight seasons with 46 receiving touchdowns in that same span. Davis is listed at 6-foot-3 and 215-pounds, but actually wins in the "small" receiver game in terms of creating separation, sustaining it and picking up huge chunk yards after the catch. He even runs like a ball carrier at times with the power he displays.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 8 - 9:15 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that "several teams have [Western Michigan WR Corey] Davis neck-and–neck at the top of their receiver board with [Clemson WR] Mike Williams."

Unfortunately, Davis just went a minor procedure on his ankle after injuring it while training and will not be running at the NFL Scouting Combine come the end of February. Pauline writes that the injury "could not have come at a worse time." An NFC national scout recently predicted that the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Davis would eventually carve out a better NFL career than Clemson's Williams. It would be a surprise if either player dipped out of the first round once we hit the draft.
Feb 3 - 4:38 PM

An NFC national scout says Western Michigan WR Corey Davis will be a better pro than Clemson's Mike Williams.

"I'll make a prediction," he ventured. "Corey Davis will end up being a better player in the pros than Mike Williams. I just think Davis (is better at getting open) than Williams. I love Williams' ability to play the deep ball, too, but it gets a lot harder in the pros, so you better prove you can get open with your routes. Corey Davis can get open with his routes." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes that talk of Davis passing Williams may die down a little now that Davis won't run at the NFL Scouting Combine because of minor ankle surgery. Both players are first-round prospects.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 3 - 3:10 PM

Western Michigan WR Corey Davis underwent minor ankle surgery, according to Adam Schefter.

Davis will not run at the NFL Combine but will be ready for the rookie portion of NFL activities. It was previously reported that Davis sustained the injury while training for the Combine. Davis is neck and neck with Mike Williams to be the first receiver off the board. He is outstanding at creating separation, winning at the catch point and can pick up yards after the catch. That is the complete receiver game.
Feb 2 - 11:42 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Western Michigan WR Corey Davis hurt his ankle while training.

One of Rapoport's colleagues at the NFL Network, Mike Garafolo, relays that Davis' availability for the NFL Scouting Combine is now in doubt. However, it should be noted that the Combine is still a month away, meaning that Davis has time to potentially recover and perform at the annual scouting event. Expect further updates as to his Combine-readiness as the dates approach. Davis is considered a potential Day 1 selection in the draft.
Jan 31 - 1:36 PM

Western Michigan OL Taylor Moton met with the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants last week.

Moton was "arguably the most impressive offensive lineman" at the Senior Bowl last week, according to USA Today's Luke Easterling. "At 6-5, 330 pounds, Moton has shown the power and strength you’d expect from a blocker his size, but his athleticism and movement skills make him look 30 pounds lighter," he wrote. "He’s rarely struggled with any edge rusher this week, even in 1-on-1 drills, which tend to favor the defensive player." Rotoworld's Josh Norris expects Moton to receive Kelechi Osemele comparisons.
Source: Draftwire
Jan 30 - 1:13 PM

One NFL scout compared Western Michigan WR Corey Davis to Jordan Matthews.

"Very reliable. Very productive," the scout said. "Could go in the first round, but he's really a second." We don't see this comparison from a few viewpoints. One, Matthews is solely a slot receiver at this point in his career, Davis has thrived on the outside and projects to that spot in the NFL. Second, Matthews is not the most reliable receiver in terms of drops. Perhaps the comparison was made based on size and post catch running ability.
Source: NJ.com
Jan 30 - 10:44 AM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris expects Western Michigan OL Taylor Moton to receive Kelechi Osemele comparisons.

In other words, a strong prospect who projects to right tackle or guard, depending on the team's needs. Osemele, selected No. 60 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens, was a 2016 First team All-Pro. "It might not look pretty at all times, but Moton’s natural strength is outstanding and it allows him to win from disadvantageous positions when his feet aren’t allowing balance," Norris wrote. "He can move for a big man."
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 27 - 3:27 PM

Western Michigan OL Taylor Moton "has held up well as an offensive tackle" during Senior Bowl practices, writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Sticking on the outside would be huge for Moton's Draft stock. He played right tackle during his first two years in Kalamazoo before kicking inside to guard as a junior. Moton (6-foot-5 3/8, 330 pounds) returned to right tackle as a senior, but the Senior Bowl had listed him as a guard, a position some scouts think he's better equipped to play. "A move inside to a smaller area will not help mask some of his issues, but he is a wide, well-built mover who can anchor and use his raw power to dominate rushers once he engages," Brugler wrote. "Entering the week, Moton was viewed by scouts as a top-100 prospect, and that shouldn't change based on his practices so far."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 26 - 2:35 PM

During Saturday's broadcast of the East-West Shrine Game, NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Western Michigan QB Zach Terrell could carve out a backup role at the next level.

"When you dig into his background, he was a three-year captain in college, also a three-year captain in high school," Jeremiah said. "When I watched him, I saw a little bit of Colt McCoy in his play." Terrell failed to impress in the Shrine Game itself, completing just 4-of-9 passes for 33 yards. While Jeremiah believes he could eventually develop into an NFL backup, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline just doesn't see it. During the Shrine practice week, he wrote that Terrell "does not possess the tools to be an NFL passer."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 21 - 6:52 PM

Western Michigan WR Corey Davis declined an invitation to attend the Senior Bowl.

We have waited to see Davis at this event for over a year, so this is a bummer. Davis dominated during his time at WMU, ending his final season 98 passes for 1,511 yards and 19 touchdowns. Davis shines after the catch, picking up chunks of yards at a high rate. He also displayed an ability to go up and get it. We will have to wait to see Davis until the NFL Combine.
Jan 19 - 9:07 AM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Western Michigan has hired Indiana coordinator Kevin Johns to serve as offensive coordinator.

Football Scoop was first on this one. Johns has been a versatile piece of Indiana coaching staff over the past six seasons and has worked as a coordinator, a quarterbacks coach and a wide receivers coach. Prior to that stint with the Hoosiers, he had spent seven years on the Northwestern sideline. Western Michigan has yet to name a defensive coordinator, but that figures to happen in relatively short order.
Source: mlive.com
Jan 17 - 2:57 PM


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