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A transfer from Lincoln University (D-II) in 2015, wide-receiver Antwan Davis has since become a major part of Ball State’s offensive success the past two seasons. The former walk-on has been a big play waiting to happen anytime he touches the ball.
After redshirting his first season in 2016, and suffering an injury which caused him to miss all but one game in 2018, Davis’ hard work and patience has paid off.
Not only his ability to pick up yards after the catch, but his consistency along with that is what makes him even more intriguing to NFL scouts.
Davis had five or more catches in six out of the eight games played this previous season. The senior opened his final campaign at Ball State with six catches for 110 yards against Miami (Ohio).
Weight: 214 lbs
32 games played, 95 receptions, 1166 yards, four touchdowns, and 12.3 yards per catch.
Davis’ frame, strong hands, and ability to find open areas in secondaries make him a prototypical slot receiver in today’s NFL. He’s also shown the ability to make contested catches downfield when lining up on the outside. Something that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet but NFL scouts could love is Davis’ blocking. According to Pro Football Focus’ grading scale, Davis ranked 35th in blocking out of all wide-receivers in the 2020-2021 season.
Davis’ versatility to make plays with the ball in his hands and ability to block could potentially make him a late round steal.
Although Davis doesn’t project to be a top prospect currently, he’s shown before why he just needs one chance in order to prove himself at the next level.