Atlanta Falcons: Roster bubble watch, wide receiver Reggie Davis
A look at some players on the bubble trying to make the Atlanta Falcons roster, starting with undrafted wide receiver Reggie Davis
The preseason is quickly coming to an end and players that weren’t on the radar early in the offseason are starting to make a name for themselves. In this “Bubble Watch” series we will look at some guys on the edge fighting for a spot on the Atlanta Falcons 53-man roster.
First up in the series is wide receiver Reggie Davis, an undrafted player who comes to the team by way of University of Georgia.
40-Yard Dash: 4.31 (UGA Pro Day)
Davis has shown sensational speed thus far in his preseason career and has been able to get deep like he did in the above 44-yard reception. On top of his 117 yards in two games, he’s also gotten in on special teams. Davis has two kickoff returns for 47 yards and was back on a punt return in Week 2, but he got nothing on the return.
Although his numbers are modest on the returns it’s encouraging to see the Falcons trying all they can to see what Davis can do to help them.
Davis has a crowded room around him as he tries to make the roster. Locks on the team at receiver are Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel. Justin Hardy falls in the 95 percent category, which means Davis may have to beat out Andre Roberts, Marvin Hall, Anthony Dable and Nick Williams if the team keeps five receivers. If they go six deep obviously his chances increase significantly.
Prediction on making the roster:
If Atlanta keeps five wide outs, Davis will be in consideration. He would have about a 50 percent chance of making the roster, but could improve that dramatically if he can show he is a better return man than Andre Roberts — who would be his main competition.
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Should they keep six at the position, Davis could be close to a lock as he’s separated himself from the others who would be in play for that spot except for maybe Nick Williams who had a really nice game on Sunday catching the ball.