Complete Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft: Final Prediction

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Quartney Davis, Wide Receiver (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

Quartney Davis, WR, Texas A&M

This wide receiver class has been billed as one of the deepest receiver class in recent memory. I decided to stretch the limits of that moniker to help fill out the rest of the roster. Now at the end of the fifth, the Cowboys finally grab their slot receiver of the future who played his college ball roughly three hours south of The Star.

The Aggie declared for the draft early having started for the team for only two seasons. In a fairly loaded wide receiver depth chart, Davis caught 99 passes for 616 yards and eleven touchdowns. The production is pedestrian but Davis’s size and athleticism make him an intriguing prospect, especially this late in the fifth round.

At 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, Davis is bigger than the traditional slot receiver. He is taller than previous receivers Randall Cobb and Cole Beasley. However, compared to them Davis has some unique explosiveness and agility. It isn’t typical of someone that tall to move as well as he does.

Davis prides himself on his footwork and separation ability. Against quicker slot cornerbacks, he was able to separate with excellent body control. While he does slow himself by standing tall in and out of his breaks he makes sure he’s always moving and trying to toy with the leverage of his defender.

His game is dependent on his route running ability, however, he has made some impressive catches in the air. His body control that is evident in his route running also holds when forced to jump and make plays on the inaccurate passes of quarterback Kellen Mond. Unfortunately, he also dealt with a fair share of concentration drops that are simply inexcusable.

Davis had a good senior bowl doing exactly what was expected of him. Sometimes that’s all you need to do for a team to take a chance on you. The Cowboys currently have Cedric Wilson penciled in as their slot receiver. Adding Davis to that group would provide some competition but also a size profile the Cowboys have yet to experience. Wilson and Davis are both taller slot receivers. They can play on the outside while feasting on the smaller nickel cornerbacks they will eventually line up against.