Oakland Raiders 2014 Undrafted Free Agent Player Profiles

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Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad wide receiver Mike Davis of Texas (1) is tackled by North squad safety Deone Bucannon of Washington State (20) during the first half of a game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

8. WR- Mike Davis (Texas) 6′ 0″ 197 lbs.

This may be the deep threat that the Oakland Raiders were searching for in the draft.  However, his stock dropped drastically and the Raiders saw the opportunity to get him cheap as opposed to wasting a draft pick on him.

His biggest knocks are that he gets down on himself, and he may not possess the mental toughness to grind for an entire NFL year.  That combined with the stiffness he shows in his hips, and the fact that he needs to improve his route-tree running, make it very hard for him to deceive defenders.  He has had his fair share of pass drops as well.

Now, this can all be remedied if he can impress the coaching staff with his deep threat speed, or he could possible be a punt or kick returner.  He has large hands and long arms, and his ability to track deep balls is very good.  He uses his length to extend his body to make the tough catches.  He is very quick off the line to beat defensive press coverage, and he uses hesitation to get behind defenders.  These are all traits that could be developed into a premier pass catcher if Davis can maintain his composure for an entire NFL season.