NFL Draft 2017: Tennessee Titans top pick Corey Davis: ‘That chip on my shoulder is not going to go anywhere’
PHILADELPHIA — Corey Davis was an underdog coming out of high school. He was a two-star wide receiver recruit whose only offer was from Western Michigan in the Mid-American Conference.
He parlayed that into a standout career and a top-five selection in the NFL draft on Thursday night.
Davis even admitted that he was surprised that he went so high in the draft.
“I’m not going to lie, I am surprised,” he said. “I had my jacket off and everything. I was kind of laid back. But they called me, picked up the phone and said they wanted me and I lost it.”
Western Michigan’s Corey Davis surprised to be picked by Tennessee Titans at No. 5
Davis will have the chance to play with one of the NFL’s brightest young quarterbacks in Marcus Mariota with the Titans. But nothing, not the move to the pros or the chance to be on a team on the rise, will change him, he said.
“That chip on my shoulder is not going to go anywhere,” Davis said. “I could get picked fifth or last in the draft. I’m going to work like I’m the last pick and do everything I can to help this team.”