26. Corey Davis – Western Michigan Broncos
Not often does a wide receiver who players for a Group of Five school get the kind of hype that Corey Davis got while at Western Michigan. Davis was drafted fifth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. The best pick from Western Michigan before him was Jason Babin at 27th overall.
Davis’s stats are ridiculous. He played for four seasons. He never had less than 900 yards. In three of those four seasons, he had at least 1,400 yards. He had 52 touchdowns over his four-year career. He’s one of eight players from the MAC to be a first-team All-American. He won the Paul Warfield Trophy as the nation’s best wide receiver.
It’s hard to ignore 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns, even if it’s from someone playing in the MAC. He played Illinois, Northwestern and Wisconsin in his senior season, so it’s not like he wasn’t playing quality opponents. He also played Michigan State and Ohio State in his junior year. He had good opponents and he was absolutely destroying the opponents that didn’t have the talent to stop him.
Davis has more receiving yards than any receiver in college football history. He has the second-most touchdowns in college football history. He falls to number ten because a lot of his opponents were bad and outside of a 154-yard performance against the Spartans, his other games against Big Ten opponents weren’t making a case. for him being a star.