Quinshad Davis, in many Tar Heel fan’s opinion, has the best upside potential of any football player. The 6’4’’, 185 pound, rising sophomore will have three more years in Larry Fedora’s spread offense system. He’s a big body with big statistics to finish out the 2012 season. What does next season look like for him?
Davis finished this past season with 61 receptions, 776 yards, and 5 touchdowns. He had a reception in every single game this past year. Against Virginia, Quinshad had 16 catches. He was a true highlight for UNC offense.
What does next season bring for the big man? Well, Giovani Bernard is graduating. That’s a massive chunk of UNC’s offense. So this pushes Davis’ production numbers to the forefront of Fedora’s offensive scheme. He’ll be a huge chunk of what Larry is looking to focus on. With quarterback Bryn Renner returning, there will be a lot of throwing on UNC’s horizon. That means significantly more tosses to Quinshad.
Ok, well what about numbers? I’ll be looking for Davis to pull down at least 900 yards and 8 touchdowns. While we’re at it, is it too much to expect 1000 yards and 10 touchdowns? I really don’t think so. Quinshad has the size of an NFL receiver and will only improve his stock under the fast-paced Fedora. Add senior Renner’s evolution as a quarterback to the mix, and Davis will have massive numbers next season.
What will he have to improve on? One word: touchdowns. He had massive consistency, big games, and tremendous size. He didn’t really have that many touchdowns. Five touchdowns for a guy like Davis is just not enough. He needs to focus on his red-zone ability and getting open immediately. Quinshad Davis will learn as he goes along. Tar Heel nation looks forward to it.