Though Auburn WR Ryan Davis only caught 25 passes for 194 yards in 2016, those 25 receptions make him the Tigers’ leading returning receiver heading into the 2017 season.
As the junior prepares for a bigger role this fall, he’s drawing the praise of teammates and the coaching staff.
According to AL.com, wide receivers coach Kodi Burns has been very impressed with Davis this summer:
“I think Ryan Davis has taken that next step and is really becoming a leader for us; I really do believe that,” Burns said. “He’s got the least amount of drops of all the receivers; he’s caught everything we’ve thrown to him and he’s really starting to take the next step in becoming a leader. …
“I think just watching the way he works, the way he approaches just every single day. Ryan works really hard and he’s a tough guy. He’s one of those guys who has been in that offense a little bit and he understands how we do things here, and he’s one of the guys they can follow and look up to.”
While sophomore Kyle Davis and QB-turned-WR John Franklin III will likely get most of the headlines this summer, Auburn’s opponents would be unwise to sleep on Ryan Davis, who could turn into a serious threat in the slot for the Tigers this year.
Source: Saturday Down South