Cal wide receiver Trevor Davis joins Aaron Rodgers and Richard Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers

Cal wide receiver Trevor Davis has been drafted 163rd overall by the Green Bay Packers, joining fellow Cal alums Aaron Rodgers and tight end Richard Rodgers.

WR Trevor Davis: Drafted

Round 5, 163rd overall
Team: Green Bay Packers
Bio Info
Alhambra High School (Martinez, CA)
4.42 40
31-inch arm length
10-inch hands

Combine Results
4.42-second 40 was third among WRs
11 bench press reps
124-inch broad jump
6.60-second three-cone drill (second among WRs)
10.94-second 60-yard shuttle (second among WRs)
38.5-inch vertical leap (fourth among WRs)

Scout Pre-Draft Rankings

Cal Career: After transferring from Hawaii, where, in Norm Chow's offense, he hauled in 45 catches for 601 yards in 15 games (10 starts) and earned two letters, Davis has been one of California's most dependable downfield threats.

Davis went without a scholarship his first semester, and said that he "just wanted to be challenged," but by the time he hit the field, he was the one challenging opposing defenses.

In his first season (2014), Davis totaled 24 catches for 399 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 16.6 yards per catch in 10 games, missing two games due to a head injury sustained on a kickoff return against UCLA after a knee to the helmet.

"It wasn't anything major, so no question about my football life happened from that injury," Davis told Green Bay reporters. Davis got his Cal career off to a bang, hauling in a team-high 93 yards on three catches, including a 76-yard touchdown in the 2014 season opener against Northwestern, and caught four balls for 39 yards against Colorado

Davis's special teams accomplishments set him apart in his first season in Berkeley, with career highs of three punt returns for 31 yards against Sacramento State, and a 24-yard punt return against Arizona.

What earned him 2015 preseason All-American nods as a kick returner, though, was his record-setting game against Washington State.

In that game, Davis returned two straight kickoffs for touchdowns, one for 100 yards, and another for 98, helping the Bears to a 60-59 win in Pullman.

As a senior, Davis played in all 13 games, rushing four times for 16 yards, and hauling in 40 catches for 672 yards and two touchdowns, with six punt returns for 45 yards, and 32 kickoff returns for 686 yards, including five returns of 30 or more yards. It's that versatility -- being able to do more than one thing on a football field (receiving and returning) -- that makes Davis a smart pick in the late rounds.

"I'm going to try to learn as much as I can about being a kick returner in the NFL, because it's different than the college level," Davis said. 

The highlight of his senior year, Davis said, was the Big Game, when he hauled in seven catches for 80 yards and returned six kickoffs for 111 yards.

Davis clocked a 4.37 in the 40, hand-timed, when he worked out with the Packers, and though he didn't hear from them as much as other teams, he said, "I'm definitely happy to be a part of this organization. It's a great organization, with a great quarterback."

Davis said that Aaron Rodgers is his favorite quarterback -- "He's my boy from Cal," Davis said -- and he's followed Rodgers throughout his career, being a Bay Area native.

"Knowing that they have such a great quarterback is amazing for a receiver, like me," Davis said.

Expert Breakdown:  “Trevor ran well at the Combine, he gets in and out of his breaks probably as well as anybody. I think he’s, really, at the individual and private workouts that he’s had for NFL teams, I think he’s helped his stock. It seems to me, whenever he works out with somebody, they always seem to like what they see. Trevor dealt with some of the issues that Kenny did. He got an ankle and just could never shake it. He was never the same, but he kept hanging in there and making plays for us and playing hard. I think Trevor’s best football is in front of him, as well." – Sonny Dykes, Cal head coach

"Any time you can get a weapon in the fifth round you have to pull the trigger. We are very happy to get him." -- Packers Director of Football Operations Eliot Wolf

Wolf also said that, in a personal workout with the packers, he clocked in the mid-4.3-second range on his 40-yard dash. 

"His pro day was unbelievable with the ball skills, tracked the football downfield." -- Wolf

"I'm an old Raider. I'm going to talk like my old boss used to tell me: Speed kills." -- Packers West Region scout Sam Seale

“He tested through the roof. Now, was he consistent? No. That’s something he has to work on.” -- ESPN Analyst Mel Kiper

"He's a pretty good returner. I don't see him being drafted, but he could make a team as a return man and last receiver on the depth chart." -- NFC West scout

"Quality return man specializing in kick­offs with two touchdowns under his belt while at Cal. Former high school long jumper and sprinter with build­up speed to challenge deep safeties from the hash. Competitive runner after the catch with ability to make defenders miss and finish his runs with some authority. Hands are adequate ... Track speed doesn't translate underneath. Needs runway to get going and can't hit jets out of his breaks for separation. Needs to improve hard vertical push to clear space for comebacks and outs. One­-speed, rounded routes need work. Struggles to release cleanly against quality press coverage." -- Lance Zierlein, Draft Expert

In Davis's Words

"It's something I've dreamed about since I was young, and now that it's happened, I'm at a loss for words. It's a dream come true."

"I knew that I would have to compete every single today, and I knew that would make me better. I was going up against a bunch of guys that, right now, are still in this draft, and are great receivers. It definitely worked out for the best."

What makes him dangerous after the catch: "I would say my quickness and my speed, my knowledge of knowing where people are and reading blocks, because of my return game. I take pride in that, and knowing defenses. I feel like that helps me a lot after catching the ball, knowing where defenders are and reading blocks."

What did he need to improve for the NFL: "I would say everyone can worry about everything in their game. I feel like it's a lot of little things, like separating. Even though I'm a fast person, and I'm known to b a speed guy, every guy in the NFL is bigger, faster and stronger, and I know that they can get in and out of breaks. [I need to improve] technique at the line, getting out of breaks, separating against defenders against press man."

"I saw a lot of press. They pressed a lot. They wanted to get to the quarterback a lot, so we didn't see a lot of off coverage when it came to outside receivers."

"I'm pacing around, trying to get away from family, because they were a little too loud, and I wasn't able to hear. They're really excited."

"I knew it was going to be the third day where I would get drafted, so I wasn't trying to think about it too much. Either way, I'm going to have to go in there and put in hard work to show my skills, and build myself into a better player."

"I was just trying to stay occupied, doing something, and it's really nerve-wracking, getting texts and figuring out where you're going. For the most part, I was trying to keep my mind off of it, and pace around the house and figure out what I can do to not think about it too much."

Playing in inclement weather: "I took a trip to Wisconsin, and it was between the University of Wisconsin and Cal, before I went to Cal. It was perfect weather when I was there, but I'm perfectly fine with the cold. I love the snow, when I go snowboarding, so I love the snow a lot. I can deal with any kind of weather."

Relationship with Richard Rodgers: "I know him really well. I played with him in the 2013 season. I was a redshirt that year, but I watched him as a player, and I knew he was a great player. He's my boy." Top Stories