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    Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    TE DAVIS SAYS HE'LL BE A JET
    By MARK CANNIZZARO

    April 27, 2006 -- Vernon Davis has a gut feeling, and it's one that either will excite Jets fans or horrify them as Saturday's NFL Draft approaches.

    "I think I'm going to the Jets," the Maryland tight end told The Post yesterday. "If I'd say anything, I'd say the Jets will draft me. I'm pretty sure, if nothing crazy happens, it'll be the Jets."

    Davis is a 6-31/4, 254-pound physical freak of nature who runs faster than 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash and can leap over the Empire State Building without a running start. He's thought of as a can't-miss prospect, a dynamic player who can change the game for any offense.

    Think the moribund, pop-gun Jets' offense, devoid of a single explosive player, can use someone like Davis?

    Davis does.

    "If [the Jets] know what's right for them, they'll take me, a guy that can make plays," he said at a lunchtime interview in Manhattan set up by representatives from EAS, the supplement drink he'll endorse as a pro. "I don't look at myself as a tight end; I look at myself more as a playmaker.

    "I feel I can come in and be one of the best tight ends in the league. It seems like every goal I set for myself I tend to reach it. My philosophy is, somebody might beat me, but they're going to have to bleed to do it."

    Asked if he believes he can come in and be an immediate impact player, Davis said, "Oh, I know I can, right away."

    Told of the black hole the tight end position has been over the years for the Jets, who since 1992 have used seven draft picks on tight ends, three of them in the first round (Johnny Mitchell, Kyle Brady and Anthony Becht, where have you gone?), Davis was undaunted.

    Told that sports-radio callers already are ranting against the Jets taking another tight end in the first round, Davis said, "My answer to that is - and I'm not trying to knock anyone - but who do they have now?"

    The answer would be Chris Baker (eight starts in 52 games, 52 career catches) and journeyman Doug Jolley (118 catches in four seasons and a non-factor as a blocker).

    Davis was asked if he would embrace some New York competition with Giants brash TE Jeremy Shockey. Davis' eyes lit up.

    "Oh, yeah, he'll definitely have some competition here," he said. "Oh, yeah."

    Davis said he's well aware of Shockey's game and those of the other top tight ends in the NFL.

    "I can make people miss and run them over, too," Davis said. "I'm explosive. With that, you've got a Jeremy Shockey and Antonio Gates mixed in one."

    Davis said he visited the Jets at Weeb Ewbank Hall three weeks ago, spending time with owner Woody Johnson and head coach Eric Mangini.

    Davis, asked what his lasting impression was, said, "I could tell by the way they were talking, the way we bonded, that they liked me. It just seemed like it was good."

    Davis said he'll wait for his name to be announced in the green room at Radio City on Saturday. Told by The Post that we'd be at the Jets' complex for the draft on Saturday, Davis smiled and said, "Well, I'll see you at the complex on Saturday then."

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    I must be in a weird mood today, because when I read the thread title, I suddenly had a picture in my head of Vernon Davis saying "I'm gonna be a jet," then stretching his arms out like wings, and "flying" around the room while making a "rrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmm!" sound effect.
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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    Didnt the jets trade a first rounder last year for Doug Jolley? I just dont see them using another first rounder on a TE, no matter how good he is

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    Saturday will be filled with head scratchers, but I'll be HIGHLY surprised if Davis goes in the top 4.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    "I don't look at myself as a tight end; I look at myself more as a playmaker.
    Maybe I'm wrong, but it doesn't sound like he want's the dirty work that goes along with being a starting NFL TE.

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    My gut's telling me this guy will be a head-case (read TO or Moss) in the NFL.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison
    My gut's telling me this guy will be a head-case (read TO or Moss) in the NFL.
    The same thing came to mind for me HUb with visions of Meshawn and an attitude that says, "just give me the damn ball and don't ask me to block".

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    I honestly think he'll be a Ram.

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    "If [the Jets] know what's right for them, they'll take me, a guy that can make plays,"
    If the Jets know what's right for them? Maybe you should leave that to the Jets, Vernon. I would have liked him more had he kept his mouth shut.
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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFan16
    I honestly think he'll be a Ram.
    IMHO, drafting Davis would be MUCH WORSE than drafting Cutler.

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike
    The same thing came to mind for me HUb with visions of Meshawn and an attitude that says, "just give me the damn ball and don't ask me to block".
    On the contrary, "Meshawn" as you so subtly put it, is highly regarded as one of the best blocking WR's in the league. :tongue:

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by RAM-BO
    On the contrary, "Meshawn" as you so subtly put it, is highly regarded as one of the best blocking WR's in the league. :tongue:
    According to who, Meshawn?

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan
    IMHO, drafting Davis would be MUCH WORSE than drafting Cutler.
    I hope your joking. Please say you are.

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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan
    IMHO, drafting Davis would be MUCH WORSE than drafting Cutler.
    OK txramsfan, I haven't even bought you that beer yet and you're talking crazy. EXPLAIN YOURSELF!

    As for Davis' comment, that's just something his agent told him to say to get teams to trade up for him, hense giving him a bigger paycheck, and the agent a bigger cut. It's rubbish.
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    Re: Vernon Davis thinks he'll be a Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredman
    As for Davis' comment, that just something his agent told him to say to get teams to trade up for him, hense giving him a bigger paycheck, and the agent a bigger cut. It's rubbish.
    Did his agent tell you that, or...?
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