Prior to last week’s NFL Draft, former Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis’ emotions were all over the place.
Davis talked about his draft experience when he joined The Jim Rome Show, Wednesday, and how all of the anxiety was worth it when he was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the fifth overall pick in the first round.
“It was a bunch of mixed emotions, nerves, excitement. There were tears of joy, it was just kind of a roller coaster of emotions, but it was a great day,” Davis said. “I saw the Nashville, Tennessee logo pop up on the phone, and I knew they had the next pick, so I was kind of freaking out a little bit. So I told my mom this is it. I picked it up and my mom lost it, she started crying. My dad’s over there banging on the table, it was just a surreal moment.”
The All-American’s game has drawn comparisons to former NFL wideout Terrell Owens and current Atlanta Falcons star Julio Jones, comparisons he’s found flattering, but amusing considering he hasn’t played a down in the NFL yet.
“I mean those are two great wide receivers,” Davis laughed. “T.O. is definitely a Hall of Famer, in my eyes. And Julio is just, I’ve said it multiple times, he’s my favorite receiver, and he’s definitely one of the greatest right now. Just his size, his physicality, the way he catches the ball and his ability to run after the catch is second to none, and like overall I just like him as a player. He’s a great player.”
Being drafted by the Titans means Davis will be running routes for quarterback Marcus Mariota, the best scenario possible he says.
“I mentioned previously a few days before the draft that he was my favorite quarterback, and I definitely meant it,” Davis said. “Honestly, I’m looking forward to playing with him, and he’s got a lot to offer. He’s a great leader and it’s going to be fun.”