Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis made it look as if preseason and training camp reps are meaningless Sunday.
Davis, who played mostly as the Titans third receiver, wound up with six receptions for 69 yards, including a leaping 23-yard catch that set up Tennessee’s only touchdown of the game.
Davis, the fifth pick in the draft, missed all of preseason and the vast majority of training camp with a hamstring injury.
“(I thought I played) decently, but obviously not near enough as we came out with an L,” Davis said. “I went into the game not knowing how much I was going to get in, but I was pretty much preparing myself for anything.”
But other than being limited on the number of plays he was on the field, Davis showed little in the way of ill effects from the time missed. About the only time it showed was in a second half miscommunication with Marcus Mariota where Davis ran his route to the inside and the ball sailed incomplete to the sideline.
“There’s some things he’s got to clean up. Again, for his first game, I thought he did some very good things,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “But there are some – he’s got a lot of plays, a lot of things to learn, but there were some things that were not on track just because of the lack of time.”
Overall, Mariota was pleased with what he saw from his rookie receiver.
“That’s what I think he can live up to, and we can always get better. We can always improve. He did well today,” Mariota said of his new target.