This is my how-to guide to ensuring that you don’t get drafted despite having incredible physical tools. Below is a video of Marcus Davis courtesy of techsideline.
Marcus Davis is a 6’3″, 232 pound receiver from Virginia Tech with nice numbers. For all intents and purposes, he’s a guy that gets drafted just because of the upside. He will blow scouts away in all the eyeball tests at the NFL Combine and has enough production to back it up. The problem is Davis forgets that there are other things to playing receiver than just catching the ball.
Blocking for most receivers is not the draw to playing the position. Few receivers excel at blocking as they become preoccupied with being the main event by catching touchdowns. Even some of the great ones took a run play or two off and they are sitting in the Hall of Fame. That said, this video is an inexplicable show of effort in a tight game against a rival.