NASHVILLE, Tenn. –** One year ago today, Titans receiver Corey Davis was introduced at a press conference at Saint Thomas Sports Park as the team's first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
On Saturday, Davis hit the road on the Titans Caravan.
His rookie season behind him, Davis said he’s looking forward to making a bigger impact in Year Two. A year later, he feels more comfortable, and confident.
“Time flies, doesn’t it?,” Davis said with a smile on Saturday morning. “Time has really flown by, especially that first year, when I was hurt for the majority of the season. This year I just have to focus on staying healthy, and doing my part. But I feel good. I feel great, really.”
Davis, the fifth overall pick of last year’s draft, ended the 2017 season with a bang. He caught two touchdown passes in the team’s playoff loss to the New England Patriots, capping off a five-catch, 63-yard game.
Davis also caught six passes for a season-high 91 yards in the next-to-last regular season game against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Titans held a minicamp last week at Saint Thomas Sports Park, and Davis said he felt comfortable. Watching him, he looked explosive during the open media availability.
Having a season under his belt should help, Davis said.
“Things have definitely slowed down, and my legs feel great,” Davis said. “I do feel comfortable, and it feels good to be with the guys. I am learning the playbook, and we’re getting there, looking good.
“Last year (during the offseason), dealing with a lot of the things (leading up to the NFL Draft), you are not really focused as much on football. You’re focused on other things. Now it is about football, and I am out there trying to perfect my craft and get better.”
Davis said he likes new Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, and he’s optimistic about what’s in store for the offense in 2018.
“It’s going to be great,” Davis said of the offense. “(Coach LaFleur) is a great guy, very smart and experienced. So I am looking forward to it.”
Davis, who missed five games early in the season with a hamstring injury, ended the regular season with 34 catches for 375 yards. He had at least three catches in seven games down the stretch.
This offseason he said he’s tried to concentrate on everything, from his routes, getting in and out of his breaks, to his size and speed.
“I just want to be better than last year, which shouldn’t be that hard,” Davis said. “Just stay healthy, get open when you’re out there and catch the ball, and block when you need to.
“I like our group, and we’ve been building chemistry with Marcus (Mariota), who is a great dude. We’re all just working to get better.”