Vernon Davis   TE   Maryland

Strengths

Vernon has excellent athletic ability in all phases of the TE position.  He is excellent in the passing game and is a very good blocker.  He has very good speed and is super quick.  Vernon is a complete TE with a burning desire to be the best at his position.  He is ready to hit the field for the team that drafts him and impact.     

 

Needs to Improve

To nit pick would be foolish.  Vernon compensates for any minor negatives that he my have with a burning desire to be the best.  Donít be fooled by anyone trying to tell you different. 

 

Talent Board Round   1

As much potential as Leonard Pope has to be the best, Vernon is the best right now.  Leonard might be able to re-define the position of TE, but Vernon can, and will, define it just like Gonzales and Gates have.  Vernon will be a plug-in player that will impact the minute he hits the field.  He will have the same impact for the team that drafts him as his former college teammate (Shawne Merriman) did last year for the Chargers, only it will be on the offensive side of the ball.  Vernon is the real deal and I would draft him even if I thought I didn't need a TE.  He is a match-up nightmare and if you have a young QB, this kid will make him better the minute he hits the field.  Vernon is smart, shows good leadership qualities and will be an asset to your franchise.

by Drew Boylhart

THR

January 2006