Georgia Tech football’s Tyler Davis was the first Yellow Jacket drafted since 2017 on Saturday as the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Davis with the 206th overall pick.
Georgia Tech tight end Tyler Davis became the first offensive skill player from the program selected in the NFL Draft since 2015 on Saturday afternoon when the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Davis with the 206th overall pick in the sixth round. He also marks the first NFL Draft pick of the Geoff Collins era on The Flats.
Davis spent the 2019 season with the Yellow Jackets after beginning his career with the UConn Huskies. This past season, Davis was the first tight end to line up for the Yellow Jackets since 2007. This past season, Davis played in all 12 games for the Yellow Jackets, recording 17 receptions for 148-yards, and one touchdown.
The last offensive skill player from Georgia Tech to be drafted was Darren Waller in the sixth round of the 2015 draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Waller was originally drafted as a wide receiver in that draft but has since been converted to the tight end position where he’s had great success.
The last tight end from Georgia Tech to be selected came all the way back in 1992 when Tom Covington was selected in the 11th round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Davis is the only Yellow Jacket expected to be drafted during Saturday’s day-three of the NFL Draft, however, there should be some movement among the undrafted free agents shortly after the draft wraps up early Saturday evening.