What I Learned Watching: Kyle Davis

ATLANTA - Ethan Burch reviews Archer TE Kyle Davis's performance against Colquitt County.

2016 tight end Kyle Davis spent most of his time at wide receiver for Archer High when the Tigers faced off against Colquitt County in the Class AAAAAA State Championship game.

That’s something Davis’s skillset is perfect for.

While Davis is primarily a wide receiver right now, Davis is more likely to play tight end at the collegiate level. Davis has the quickness and hands of a wide receiver and a frame that can play tight end if he fills out a bit and continues to work on his blocking abilities. On Saturday night Davis was used mostly for blocking in the first half of the state title game, but was given a chance to go up and grab a deep pass in the end zone midway through the second quarter. The ball slipped right through Davis’s hands, though, and Archer entered the locker room trailing by four at the half. All I’ll say is Davis should have easily caught that ball. Maybe the junior just lost focus.

While he’s not the fastest guy on the field, Davis is a receiver who has the right strength and quickness to get out in the open space and make things happen given the opportunity.

Davis is committed to South Carolina, but has offers from Georgia, Boston College, Duke, Vanderbilt, Louisville, Mississippi State and others. This 2016 prospect is Scout’s third-ranked tight end in Georgia, fifth-ranked in the south and eighth in the country.

Burch’s Final Word on Davis: This four-star tight end prospect measures in at 6-foot-3, 209 pounds and is very, very strong. There aren’t a lot of players at the high school level that are going to blow by Davis. Davis is fun to watch solely for the fact he just dominates defenders right now. He’s still got a long way to go, though. That’s what next season will be all about for Davis: getting even faster and better at blocking. That’s all he really has to do. He’s got the hands. He can go up and get the ball. He’s powerful enough to create a mismatch with most corners. All he’s got to do is stay focused and catch the ball.

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