Tyler Davis was a standout tight end for the UConn Huskies the past three seasons. He transferred to Georgia Tech to fill the important tight end spot that had not been utilized in the 11 years under Paul Johnson.
When Tyler Davis signed on as a graduate transfer at Georgia Tech he became the most experienced man at the position, making him a part of a team that wasn’t entering a new era for the program. Davis has the credentials to go with that new title, playing in 36 games for UConn catching 22 passes for 237 yards and 6 TD’s in 2018.
Davis has and will be able to use his experience playing the position to mentor the players who volunteered for the position from other places on the team. Tyler Cooksey moves over from linebacker, Joseph Macrina from the B-back position and Josh Tukes who also played linebacker are all at tight end now in 2019. Davis, of course, would know what’s it like changing positions as he was once a quarterback in his collegiate career before moving to tight end.
Waiting in the wings is true freshman Dylan Deveney who at 6’6” and 225 lbs could be a monster in the future for the Yellow Jackets. Davis will surely be taking Deveney under his wing in 2019 and with that mentorship, the sky could be the limit for Davis.
Tyler Davis was a huge pick up for the Jackets during the offseason and the hope is that he will be able to make an impact both for himself through improving his draft stock for an NFL career. But also leave behind a stable of tight ends that learn from the more experienced player and shorten the adjustment period for the team.
We are only nine days away from the long-awaited kickoff in Death Valley where the Jackets will face off against the reigning national champion Clemson Tigers.