Georgia Tech’s spring game is less than a week away and now it’s time to highlight a player at a position that Georgia Tech hasn’t used in over a decade.
“What’s a tight end again?” Is probably a question a lot of Georgia Tech fans have jokingly asked themselves over the last few months. After all the program hasn’t had a player at the position since 2007. In 2019, the position will make its return on The Flats and it will be headlined by UConn transfer Tyler Davis.
The former quarterback turned tight end will look to become an integral part to the Jackets offense in 2019 and Friday will be his first opportunity to introduce the fan base himself and reintroduce them to the position overall.
When used properly tight ends have a chance to be a huge part of a team’s offensive success. Last season, Davis showed the ability to be a quality tight end but wasn’t really used properly. Overall, he finished the season with nine receptions for 237-yards and six touchdowns.
On Friday, one of the biggest things to look out for is how much Davis is used. Is he going to be a frequent target for Tech quarterbacks? We believe there is a strong chance for that to happen due to his overall experience.
Additionally, we’re going to look at Davis’s overall foot abilities. “Does he have sure hands?”, “How is his route running?”, “Can he be a consistent and quality blocker?”. We’ll look for answers to these questions and more on Friday. We won’t get full answers on each but if we can at least get partial answers, that will be a good first step.
Overall, Davis we believe has a chance to become a major focal point of the offense if used correctly and if he plays well. Friday’s spring game should be a nice introduction to the graduate transfer’s time on The Flats.