5 offensive prospects for Vikings to watch at the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl

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Shaquan Davis – WR (South Carolina State)

We already talked about the Vikings’ need for another wide receiver. Adam Thielen is likely on his way out, and a new number two is needed. Maybe the Vikings look for a big-bodied pass catcher to put on the outside, and a player who could fill that role is Shaquan Davis out of South Carolina State.

Davis stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 217 pounds. He’s got a nice upper body with wide shoulders and arms that could get a cat out of a tree. Davis excels at going up and high-pointing the football and is an underrated runner in the open field showing great vision and speed.

For a bigger receiver, his routes are crisp, and he knows how to shift and shake to create separation. His college career was very productive, and he peaked in 2022 with 45 receptions for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns.

While Davis is faster than one would think, he definitely isn’t going to burn by any defender or stretch the field. His level of competition is also a concern playing in the MEAC against not-quite-elite competition. At this point, Davis is considered a late-round pick, but if he impresses this week, he could shoot up draft boards.

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