There's an upside in there somewhere
Please join me in wishing rising second year Redskins tight end Fred Davis a happy birthday, Fred turned 23 on 15 January and shares a birthday with my supermom Judith.
Fred was a second round draft pick by the Redskins in the 2008 draft out of USC. Fred was selected with the second of two second round picks acquired by the Redskins in that draft in exchange for the Redskins first round pick number twenty one, and makes up on third of the pass catching second round draft trio of Devin Thomas, Fred and Malcolm Kelly, supposably representing the future of Redskins receiving.
And while we have yet to see the upside of Fred, he does come with quite a pedigree. A converted receiver, Fred worked his way through the depth chart at USC under Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Norm Chow, ending his senior year in 2007 with 55 catches for 764 yards and seven touchdowns, this after the team prevented him in his freshman year from traveling with the team for the 2005 Orange Bowl for repeated tardiness, the Trojans won that game and the National Championship. Fred learned his lesson.
Looking forward to 2009 and a whole year in the Jim Zorn system, Fred should progress and give the team another solid receiving threat.
Happy birthday Fred!
Fred Davis making his second catch of the season, in game fourteen: Getty Images from here.