Today I will preview the Chicago Bears’ second fifth round pick, Kellen Davis, on Chicago Bears Player Preview.
This guy is 6’7″ and 262 Ibs.
Kellen Davis will replace TE John Gilmore who left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this off-season.
Kellen Davis enjoyed his years in college at Michigan State.
Davis will take Muhsin Muhammad’s number 87 and he might contribute more than many think.
I can’t remember when the Bears had better tight end’s on their roster.
With veteran Dez Clark, last years first-round pick Greg Olsen and Kellen Davis they looked pretty stacked.
Kellen Davis had 60 career receptions for 789 yards (13.1 avg.) and nine receiving touchdowns in his four year career with the Spartans.
Last season Davis was third on the team with 32 catches for 513 yards and he had six receiving touchdowns.
With those stats, he was named honorable mention All-Big Ten selection.
Not only did he play offensively as a TE and defensively as a DE, but he also played on the field goal/PAT unit on special teams and on the defensive line.
Look for the Chicago Bears to use him like Israel Idonije on the field goal unit, because of his height.
The Bears love drafting athletic players, who are versatile.
He is a fast-developing receiver and has big hands, but needs some more practice at catching the football.
Kellen Davis could be used as a DE, but Lovie Smith said after the draft they selected for his offensive skill not his defensive skills.
Bears coaches have reported that Kellen Davis has looked sharp in training camp.
Look for Kellen Davis to be nice fill in TE if Greg Olsen or Dez Clark goes down with an injury.
Kellen Davis won’t get much playing time unless that happens, but he will get time in goal-line situations