Kellen Davis Scouting Report

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Kellen Davis Scouting Report

Position: TE
Conference: Big10
School: Michigan State Spartans
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #80
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 246 lbs.
Drafted 5.23 in 2008 by CHI

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Kellen Davis, TE, Michigan State

Kellen Davis is yet another Big Ten player who will make his money at the combine this year. The 6'6", 246 lbs. tight end from Michigan State finished with just 32 catches for 513 yards and 6 TDs this season. However, Davis is horribly underutilized in an offense that focused heavily on the run this season. His career totals are modest at best, but his 60 career catches for 789 yards and 9 TDs show a flash of potential. He has racked up a 13.2 yard per catch average for his career, displaying his ability to get down the field and make plays. Davis shows good blocking ability; having the size, speed, and strength to take on defensive ends and blitzing linebackers. He will, however, have to work on his technique to block at the same level in the NFL. He is a tremendous athlete and a good leaper, both good tools in the red zone. He finished his season strong, catching 4 passes for 38 yards and a TD against Boston College in the Champs Sports Bowl. Davis is, however, still extremely raw as a route runner. With some work he should be able to run crisp underneath routes and stretch the seam at the next level. Along with tight end, Davis has experience on defense and special teams. As a freshman and sophomore, Davis played on kick coverage and kick return teams at MSU. This season (as a senior), he came in to play DE on third downs -- registering 6 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble. If he shows good route running acumen at the combine, his stock could skyrocket. Davis is likely, at this point, to go in the fourth or fifth round. Scouts at the Senior Bowl were impressed with Kellen Davis as a physical specimen, but that was about it. He showed the potential to be a top notch tight end, but according to Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay: scouts and coaches were underwhelmed by his effort and technique. His physical tools will get him drafted, but his stock has definitely taken a hit. Kellen Davis showed at the NFL Combine, once again, that he's one of the best athletes available at tight end. Davis ran an impressive 4.6 in the 40 yard dash and certainly has the speed to stretch the seam. Scouts are still skeptical because of Davis' inconsistent play on the field. Davis will probably be drafted in the fifth round and if he fully develops, he'll be a steal. Kellen Davis took part in Michigan State's pro day in East Lansing. Davis registered a 34 inch vertical leap and decided to stick with the rest of his numbers from the NFL Combine. Davis did take part in position specific drills, looking solid but unspectacular. Davis is a solid developmental project and should be drafted late in round four or early in round five.

Last Updated Apr-02-2008 by Randall Weida

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