5 Big Predictions, Offense - #3, Felton Davis: Beast Man

5 Big Predictions, Offense - #3, Felton Davis: Beast Man

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5 Big Predictions, Offense - #3, Felton Davis: Beast Man

Rangy target Felton Davis is ready to explode in 2018 and become a truly dangerous weapon-  with NFL greatness ahead.

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When a casual fan looks at Felton Davis’s statistics from 2017, that fan wouldn’t necessarily be awed by the numbers.

Davis caught 55 passes and racked up 776 yards – good for a 14.1 yards per catch average – over the season last year.

Along with those receptions and yards, Davis’s nine touchdowns marked a career high.

Nice numbers.

But it’s the eye test that makes Spartans recognize that the sky really is the limit for this guy.

At 6’4″, 195 pounds, it’s hard to envision a standard defensive back being able to shut Davis down – particularly when the Spartans have the ball near the goal line and the corner fade is there for the taking.

Aside from the fact that Davis is a massive, very skilled target, he has a few other elements that will contribute to this being a true breakout season for him:

Brian Lewerke, Cody White, LJ Scott, and a stout offensive line.

With Lewerke poised to become one of the premiere quarterbacks in the nation by improving in every phase of what is already a weapon-filled game of his own, Davis is going to get the ball and he’s going to get the ball in key situations.

However, it’s not as if Davis is Michigan State’s only threat within the passing game.

Cody White’s emergence as another budding star is only going to make it more difficult for defenses to blanket Davis.

Lewerke is going to be able to spread the ball between these guys – not to mention the rest of Michigan State’s strong receiving corps – and Davis is going to benefit substantially.

The combination of LJ Scott and an experienced, powerful, and focused offensive line is going to force defenses to have to deal with both a strong ground game and a threatening air attack.

On a 3rd and 4 between the 40s, Dave Warner is going to have all sorts of options at his disposal.

Good luck to even the best defenses Michigan State will face in choosing the best way to wrap up Felton Davis in those 3rd and 4 situations.

Good luck to all of the defenses Michigan State will face when Lewekre eyes up the alignment on a 2nd and Goal from the 7-yard line and he sees Felton Davis facing man coverage with plenty of room in the corner of the endzone.

Good luck to the secondaries that will need to recognize that on a 3rd and 5, Lewerke can take the snap out of the shotgun and be a dangerous threat to tuck it and run at any point – with Felton Davis there at all times as an option.

To wit:

Ohio State’s projected starters in the secondary will look like this:

Cornerback – Damon Arnette is listed at 6’0″, 195 pounds.

Safety – Jordan Fuller is listed at 6’2″, 207 pounds.

Safety – Isaiah Pryor is listed at  6’2″, 192 pounds

Cornerback – Jeffrey Okudah is listed at 6’1″, 191 pounds

UMAA’s projected starters in the secondary will look like this:

Cornerback – David Long is listed at 5’11”, 187 pounds.

Safety – Josh Metellus is listed at 6’0″, 204 pounds.

Safety – Tyree Kinnel is listed at 5’11”, 201 pounds.

Cornerback – Lavert Hill is listed at 5’11”, 170 pounds.

With all due respect (which, as we all know, means “this is going to be an intentionally disrespectful diss on you since you deserve it”), none of these guys can match up with Felton Davis.

Sure, some of them will have lots of hype and hubbub attached to them all season long.

Fine.

I’m not saying that Felton Davis will be on the upside of a mismatch with any of these tiny fellows.

All I’m saying is that it would have been a real hoot to have had the chance to enjoy a night of revelry on the town with both Babe Ruth and Wilt Chamberlain when they were in their primes.

Here’s what’s going to happen:

Felton Davis is going to end the 2018 season with more than 1500 yards receiving thanks to more than 70 catches.

He’s going to end the season with at least 12 touchdown catches.

Over the course of the season, Davis is going to eat lots of oysters, sweet potatoes, and avocados since these foods are understood to help hair grow faster and he has the best hair in all of college football.

Here’s the best part about all of these things that are going to happen this season with Felton Davis:

He’s going to do all of these things (including eating the oysters, sweet potatoes, and avocados) with all sorts of excitement, enthusiasm, and charisma that will make all Spartans see that this team has the ingredients to be one of the all-time best teams in Spartan history.

And, a year from now, Felton Davis will have been yet another Spartan chosen in the NFL Draft where he’ll haul in lots of receptions and lots of money.

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