Pro Day Tour: Two Stars at Central Michigan

On a quiet Friday, Central Michigan's L.T. Walton and Titus Davis were the players of interest. Both players will be considerations on Day 3 of the draft. (USA TODAY Sports)

Green Bay Packers scouts attended only one pro day on a quiet Friday, with enormous defensive lineman L.T. Walton and record-setting receiver Titus Davis being the headliners at Central Michigan.

Walton (6-5, 319) was a two-year starter at nose tackle and defensive tackle. He is considered a fourth- or fifth-round option.

Walton stood on his Scouting Combine workout, which included a 5.25 in the 40, a 27-inch vertical and 25 reps on the bench.

“Coming off the NFL Combine, I just wanted to continue working on those defensive line drills,” Walton said after his workout. “I feel like I did pretty well today. I had a bit of a tweaked hamstring from training, but I came out here and did everything I could.”

Davis (6-1, 196) is the only player in FBS history with eight-plus receiving touchdowns in each of his four seasons. He boasts career numbers of 204 receptions for 3,700 yards - an 18.1 average - and 37 touchdowns. As a senior, he caught 60 passes for 980 yards, with four of his 13 touchdowns coming in the Bahamas Bowl. He returned three punts, one of which he brought back 66 yards. He averaged 21.5 yards per kickoff return as a freshman.

He also stood by his Combine testing, which included a 4.51 in the 40 and a 32.5-inch vertical. He put on an impressive workout with excellent hands and routes, a source said.

“In my opinion, a 4.3 is good but there aren’t many guys who run a 4.3 and continue out on and still run crisp routes,” Davis said. “How I see it, if you can accelerate and run 4.5 and take it into a game, if you can get in and out of routes you can be a great player.”

Despite big-time production, Davis is considered only a sixth-round option. One reason is because of his hands (8 1/4 inches) and arms (29 5/8), both of which were the smallest of the 44 receivers invited to the Combine.

“At first I was like, ‘Dang, man. I took it kind of hard,” Davis said of scouts’ concern about his hand size. “But then I was like, ‘That means nothing.’ I’ve had these small hands my whole life and I’ve been able to catch the ball my whole life. I don’t think hand size matters all that much. Catching the ball is all about your confidence and focus. As long as I’ve got that, I know I’ll be good.”

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