Gabriel Davis

UCF

Prospect Info

College
UCF
Hometown
Class
Sanford, FL
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
212 lbs
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Hands
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Prospect Grade

6.25
How We Grade

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Davis did not travel far for college, signing with the Knights after earning first-team Class 8 All-State and Orlando Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior at Seminole High School (69 receptions, 1,347 yards, 19.5 average, 10 touchdowns). Davis played a big role for the 13-0 UCF team as a true freshman in 2017, starting all 13 games (27 receptions, 391 yards, 14.5 average, four touchdowns). He was a first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection as a sophomore, leading the team in receiving (53 receptions, 815 yards, 15.4 average, seven touchdowns, 12 starts in 13 games). Davis' numbers skyrocketed in 2019, once again leading the Knights in receiving (72 receptions, 1,241 yards, 17.2 average, 12 touchdowns) and garnering first-team all-conference accolades.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
Terrance Williams
Overview
Big target with outstanding 2019 production in an offense that created favorable big play opportunities. Davis is a sideline threat with a good feel for creating space short and long through hand fighting. His build-up speed, ball-tracking and high-point talent can alter the success rate of deep throws for quarterbacks, but sluggish release quickness and predictable route usage are concerning. His size and downfield talent could push him up the board, but he won't get easy looks in the pros and may need more work and development than the 2019 production might indicate.
Strengths
  • Had multiple touchdowns five times in 2019
  • Consistently catches with extended hands away from frame
  • Expert hand fighter short and deep
  • Creates space for outside press release with stiff jab
  • Stacks cornerback and gives gentle push-offs for vertical separation
  • Wins over the top with timing and high-point extension
  • Catch radius to turn overthrows into catches underneath
  • Size and strength for all blocking duties
  • Smooth burst at stem to gain ground on post routes
  • Skilled ball tracker deep
  • Double moves feature fluid stop-start
Weaknesses
  • Excessive stutter-steps against soft press positioning
  • Doesn't have threatening initial surge into routes
  • Tight hips limit quickness into breaks
  • Could struggle to find operating room as a pro
  • Schemed into multiple one-on-one looks downfield
  • Needs to get shoulders squared to throws to protect catch space
  • Below-average talent after the catch
  • Ran limited route tree
  • Takes plays off when he's not primary target
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league