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Here is a press release from the New York Jets announcing some roster moves.

The New York Jets have claimed free agent
WR Marcus Davis
off waivers from the New York Giants and released
WR Antavious Wilson
.

Davis (WR/6-4/232/Virginia Tech/Virginia Beach, VA)

entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Giants (05/10/13), before he was released following rookie mini-camp (05/12/13). In four seasons at Virginia Tech, he played in 53 games and caught 105 passes for 1,827 yards and 13 touchdowns. In 2012, Davis led the Hokies with 51 catches for 953 yards and five touchdowns.

Wilson (WR/6-1/196/Marshall/Pahokee, FL)

joined the Jets as an undrafted free agent (05/10/13) after finishing his collegiate career at Marshall. In 2012, he logged 69 receptions for 741 yards and nine touchdowns.

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Looks interesting, got comparisons to Dez Bryant. Hope he pans out. Here's theecome promising article comparing him to Dez:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1554762-why-virginia-techs-marcus-davis-is-the-perfect-late-round-steal

 

 

Personally like any Jet fan I would like to see the Jets catch lightening in a bottle with this kid.  yet it would be also be funny to see how the media spins it negative if we do.  

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Dig a little deeper on this kid and you can find a lot of crticisms regarding effort, routing running discipline and willingness to block.  I can see how after one camp he could rub you the wrong way if he was still acting aloof on the field.  I like his upside, but you can't coach heart.

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Dig a little deeper on this kid and you can find a lot of crticisms regarding effort, routing running discipline and willingness to block.  I can see how after one camp he could rub you the wrong way if he was still acting aloof on the field.  I like his upside, but you can't coach heart.

You would think he'd at least put on a good face for a few days though, no? Didn't they know these were the knocks on him when they drafted him? What did he do? Take a nap?

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Marcus Davis is a tremendous athlete with a rare combination of size and speed to beat defenders with ease.

He has a knack for winning in jump ball situations and has the natural size, as well as running strength, to make plays after the catch.

Davis actually came to Tech as an option quarterback recruit that made the switchover to receiver during his freshman season but hurt his shoulder and was redshirted.

His four years have seen some ups and downs due basically to his lack of effort blocking during his senior year that caused him to be benched at the later part of his last season.

Davis was very impressive in practices during the East West Shrine Game and actually displayed a lot of extra effort running plays out, finishing routes and even getting a little physical as a blocker.

POSITIVES

  • Freakish height, speed, size prospect; Legit 40 inch vertical at 230+ pounds.
  • Such a fluid mover that makes plays and has moves after the catch.
  • Upside through the roof; could be a great if he embraces coaching.
  • Some of the biggest hands in this receiver class at 10 1/4.

NEGATIVES

  • While he has a lot of upside, he is still a raw player despite being a senior with three years of experience.
  • Not a hands consistent hands catcher in games and is still catching up on his route running.
  • Motivational concerns; Has a rep of taking plays off and lost his starting job for that.
  • Never really dominated at the collegiate level.

BOTTOM LINE

Davis is a rare athletic specimen that has a place at the next level thanks to his size/speed combination to go along wit his presence as a jumpball threat.

The former option passer has a mountain of potential at his disposal and while he may not have come close to realizing it, there will be a team that is convinced that they can get him there eventually.

 

http://www.rookiedraft.com/?p=8379

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