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NFL Draft: UConn WR Geremy Davis selected in the 6th Round, 186th Overall

The physical wide receiver, originally from Norcross, Georgia, will get his chance in the NFL with the Giants.

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The New York Giants selected Geremy Davis today with the 10th pick of the sixth round, adding size and strength to a receiving corps which includes last year's rookie sensation Odell Beckham Jr. and former Pro Bowler Victor Cruz.

Geremy Davis has the size and skills to make it in the NFL as a possession receiver. Unfortunately, scouting reports have continuously knocked his technique and athletic chops. His draft situation remained uncertain as a result. Still, he is a great blocker and should be able to contribute immediately on special teams.

The other knock on Davis was that he took a step back in productivity his senior year after a stellar junior season where he caught 71 passes for 1,085 yards and 3 touchdowns. In that junior season, he had developed quite the rapport with emerging starter Casey Cochran. Unfortunately, Cochran had to call a premature end to his football career and Davis was stuck with a combination of Chandler Whitmer and Tim Boyle throwing to him behind a weak offensive line.

There were scouts who had positive things to say about the former 3-star recruit, noting that he could be a bargain in the late rounds. Even though he wasn't invited to the Senior Bowl, Davis made a climb of sorts into the draft conversation. He performed well in the strength drills at the combine, ran a 4.46 at his pro day, to go along with the fact that he caught all 44 of the catchable balls thrown his way helped his cause.

Like his co-captain and first round pick Byron Jones, Davis is a high character guy who was a smart player and great student. There is work to be done, but there is also a lot to like about him as a person and a player.

He will need some coaching on his mechanics and route-running, but in today's pass-happy NFL, and with a strong precedent for big, late-round receivers succeeding, I wouldn't bet against Geremy Davis making a splash in the NFL someday.

GO HUSKIES!!