I’d be lying if I said this was expected by the staff, but tight end Tyler Davis has been drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 206th overall pick in the sixth round.
Round 6, No. 206 overall: @Jaguars select Georgia Tech TE Tyler Davis.#NFLDraft— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) April 25, 2020
Davis joined the Yellow Jackets last year after transferring from UConn to use his final year of eligibility. While a lot was expected from him, he was mostly used in blocking situations, only hauling in 17 catches for 148 yards and one touchdown.
Standing at 6-4, 250 pounds, Davis is the ideal size you want as a tight end. From watching his film last season, what concerned me the most is that he was very timid as a pass catcher, which is not what you want to see. I think he has a good bit of potential, and it should be fun to see what he does at the next level.
More importantly, this is a big step for Georgia Tech, who had previously not had a player drafted since Harrison Butker was drafted in the 2017 draft. With Geoff Collins wanting to push the message that he can prepare players for the NFL, this will become just one more message he can give to recruits.
Congratulations to Tyler and his family!