Texas A&M wide receiver Quartney Davis has met with the 49ers, per himself. Davis mentioned he’s met with San Francisco 49ers wide receivers coach Wes Welker, specifically. Davis is projected to go sometime on Day 3 of the draft. The 6’1” 201-pound receiver finished 2019 with 616 yards and four touchdowns, catching 54 of his 93 targets. Davis ran a 4.54 40-yard dash, but his 1.53 10-yard split was in the 90th percentile. That aligns with Davis as a player. He’s sudden and quick.
Davis has some of the best releases among all wideouts in the draft, and he was just outside of the top-four slot receivers I ranked on Thursday morning. I believe Davis is the 14th best receiver in the draft and will likely outperform his draft status. Davis played 581 snaps in 2019, and 441 came in the slot. Davis wasn’t a deep threat in college as he only had six receptions that came over 20 yards down the field. Part of that may be related to his usage in the slot. While a good portion of Davis’s production came underneath against zone coverage, you can see he’s shifty, and speed Davis plays with. Some of his best routes came when Davis wasn’t targeted. Everything I just stated makes sense why Welker is a fan of Davis.
Davis didn’t do much after the catch at A&M and had a fairly low average depth of target. The majority of his work came in the intermediate part of the field. If I had to compare him to a player on the roster, think Kendrick Bourne that’s a step or so faster. Let me ask you this, would you rather a wide receiver at 13 overall, or two receivers at some other point in the draft? These are likely discussions the team is having inside of the building.