Being the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft, the first wide receiver taken and going to a team that has desperately tried for years to find a top-level wideout, there are enormous expectations for Tennessee Titans rookie Corey Davis.
But Davis said the outside expectations are nothing compared to the standard he sets for himself.
“(I have) a lot of expectations. People always talk about the pressure that’s applied on me, but I feel like the pressure I put on myself is a lot more than what they put on me. I just go out there with the mindset of one day at a time,” Davis said. “This is my chance to go out there and make my impression and let these guys know that I can play. I just want to make sure I’m getting better each day.”
The Titans got a bigger glimpse of what Davis could do, as the Titans took the wraps off him in Tuesday’s mini-camp work, allowing him to be full-go in team drills. An ankle injury that required surgery even before Tennessee drafted Davis had been holding him back. Though Davis insisted throughout OTAs that he was fine, the Titans waited until mini-camp to finally turn the rookie from Western Michigan loose for a full workload.
“We’ve been the ones that have monitored Corey Davis. We’ve basically told him the plays we want him to be in. We know when there is a chance of where the ball is going to go,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “Now, we’re leaving it up to him with what he feels comfortable with, with his body, and how much can he do, and from what I know, it looks like he did everything. That’s a credit to him. He’s been really wanting to get out on the field with his teammates, and I’m glad he’s out there.”
Davis was happy to be fully cleared for more work and proclaimed the ankle to be 100 percent healed.
“I feel good. I got a lot more reps today and was kind of getting more into the swing of things,” Davis said. “I’ve just got to get in the playbook and eliminate the mistakes, and do what I can to help the team. But overall it’s been good.”
Davis was impressive.
“You guys see what I see,” Mularkey said Tuesday. “He caught a lot of balls today and this is the most reps he had since he’s been here.”