2015 NFL Draft: New York Giants Select Wide Receiver Geremy Davis With Sixth Round Pick


With their sixth round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected wide receiver Geremy Davis from Connecticut. He will join an impressive group of WR the Giants already have, and could have a role right away with the team depending on how Victor Cruz recovers from his injury.

With their pick in the sixth round, the 10th of the round and 186th overall, the New York Giants selected Geremy Davis, wide receiver out of Connecticut. Davis was extremely productive in his time with the Huskies, recording the most receiving yards in his Junior year by a UCONN receiver since 1998 with 1,085 yards. He finished in the top six in both receptions and receiving yards in Connecticut history, and caught a pass in every game that he played in, speaking to how productive he was in college. Here is some information on the Giants’ sixth round pick from the 2015 NFL Draft:

Year: 23 years old, Senior

Height: 6-feet-2 3/8 inches

Weight: 216 pounds

The Giants were looked at as a team that could add some more depth at wide receiver this weekend, and they did that with Davis. He fits into what the Giants are looking for, as he was productive in college and was looked at as a leader as he was voted a team captain in 2014 by his teammates. He is also a hard worker off the field, which the Giants love to see as they do not want players on the team with off-field question marks.

Expecting him to duplicate the success that Odell Beckham Jr. had as a rookie last season for the Giants would be unfair, but the Giants could have a role for him this upcoming season. With Victor Cruz rehabbing from patellar tendon surgery,  the Giants could need some help in the slot until he is ready to go; the last thing they want to do is bring Cruz back sooner than he should have been and him re-injure himself. In steps Davis, who could help the Giants in the slot right away.

He has experience in the slot, and at the NFL level, that is where he profiles to have the best success as he doesn’t possess the type of separation skills you are looking for from a receiver on the outside. He sometimes struggles to get away from cornerbacks as well, which would make the slot a perfect place for him. He isn’t afraid to go over the middle, and is willing to do the dirty work which the Giants should like as it means they do not have to use Beckahm Jr. in situations he has a higher chance of being injured in.

The only negative is that he suffered a lower body injury this season with the Huskies, playing in only 10 games. It isn’t a death sentence obviously for his career, but the Giants have seen first-hand what lower body injuries can do to a player; just look at the drop off Hakeem Nicks has had in his career.

Davis has excellent scores in the speed, three-cone and catch radius areas, which are a solid combination to have. He can bust up a zone for the Giants, which is always a plus.

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