Davis caps off FSU's 2007 NFL Draft list

Wide receiver/punt returner is fifth and final Seminole to be taken over the weekend.

If you are a Florida State fan, Sunday's final four rounds of the 2007 NFL Draft didn't provide much to talk about.

A day after Lawrence Timmons, Mainland product Buster Davis, Lorenzo Booker and Mario Henderson all heard their names called in the first 91 picks, wide receiver/punt returner Chris Davis was the only Seminole to be selected on day two when he was taken by the Tennessee Titans with pick No. 128 in the fourth round.

"I was hoping I would go third (round), between third and fourth," Davis said in a conference call. "I had already heard fourth, so I was hoping for something special to happen. But this is good right here."

Tennessee's drafting of Davis comes out of necessity as they look for wide receiver depth to surround quarterback and reigning offensive rookie of the year Vince Young.

The Titans lost leading receiver Drew Bennett to free agency and early Saturday passed on one of the first-round caliber receivers in favor of Texas safety Michael Griffin.

Davis is one of three receivers to be drafted by Tennessee in later rounds.

The St. Petersburg native may be able to find a role right away on special teams. Tennessee will be without the services of standout cornerback/punt returner Adam "Pacman" Jones in 2007 as he is set to serve a season-long suspension.

As a senior at FSU last season, Davis posted 224 total yards on punt returns to go along with 684 yards receiving on 49 receptions.

"I'm looking forward to going there with not really one specific thing on my mind," Davis said. "I want to be able to get along with both (receiving and returning punts)."

With the Draft in the books, only four draft-eligible Seminoles went undrafted.

Defensive end Darrell Burston and offensive guard Cory Niblock had mediocre tenures in Tallahassee and were not expected to be selected in the 255 total picks. Both could, however, still earn free-agent tryouts.

Wide receiver Robert Hallback and safety Mikhal Kornegay were former walk-ons that earned scholarships late in their collegiate careers that also went undrafted. It's unlikely that any professional teams will look their way.


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