The Jets inked Davis to a three-year, $37.5 million contract with the expectation that he could serve as the team's de facto No. 1 wide receiver. Fresh of a career year, Davis is beginning to receive some nationwide praise.
And that was evident in his placement on the NFL's annual Top-100 list.
Davis landed at No. 91 overall in the player-voted list which was revealed on Sunday. Of the first 60 players that have been revealed so far, Davis is the only representative from the Jets.
The remaining 40 players will be revealed over the next two weeks and it's likely that no other Jets players will land on the list. At least according to players around the NFL, Davis is the best player on his team.
Does NY Jets WR Corey Davis deserve to be ranked as high as he is?
Davis certainly has the draft pedigree to earn widespread notoriety as the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
And he's coming off the best year of his career, one that saw him fall just short of 1,000 yards despite missing a pair of games and playing second-fiddle to A.J. Brown in a run-heavy Titans offense.
Davis is undoubtedly a very good player — one that might have his best football ahead of him. But it is a little surprising to see him ranked as high as he is.
Consider the fact that Buffalo Bills superstar cornerback Tre'Davious White, undisputedly a top-five player at his position, was ranked 95th on the list and it's hard to argue that Davis deserves to be ranked as high as he is.
You can very easily argue that Davis isn't the best player on his team. That distinction would more likely go to players such as Quinnen Williams, Marcus Maye, or even fellow offseason signing Carl Lawson.
This isn't to take away from Davis who very well might establish himself as a true top-100 player by the season's end. But he's not there yet.
However, the players around the NFL certainly believe he is. Davis will look to prove them right with another career year in 2021.