NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Corey Davis wasn’t at Tennessee Titans headquarters long for his pre-draft visit before he got a feeling about what’s going on with the team.
“As soon as I got there, I could tell that they are all about culture,” said Davis, the first receiver off the board when the Titans drafted him fifth overall. “And I’m a culture guy. I know it’s going to be a great fit. I’m a culture guy.”
Davis said the culture at Western Michigan was “blue collar, doing everything the right way and that’s definitely how the Titans Up Nation does everything.”
While his 6-foot-3, 209-pound frame is a bonus, the Titans are more concerned with precise route running, limited drops and a willingness to block.
“I feel like I am definitely dependable,” Davis said. “I’m just going to do whatever I can and do whatever they need me to do.”
The leader of Davis’ new workplace, Marcus Mariota, just happens to be Davis’ favorite NFL quarterback.
Davis will be the biggest, most athletic receiver with smarts Mariota has ever played with and should immediately be the Titans’ most aggressive perimeter guy on offense.
“It’s just his swagger,” Davis said of Mariota. “He’s an accurate quarterback, he’s a great leader, he makes great decisions and he can use his legs. So he’s a great quarterback.”
He trained with Mike Williams and got to know John Ross a bit during the draft process. The three will forever be linked after going fifth to Tennessee, seventh to the Chargers and ninth to the Bengals.
“I’m just very happy to be part of a great wideout class,” Davis said. “I feel like it’s one of the greatest.”