It's long been known that cornerback Byron Jones would be drafted, the only question was how high. The Cowboys answered that question when they selected him 27th overall, joining running back Donald Brown as the only former Husky to go in the first round.
But five rounds later, Jones' teammate Geremy Davis heard his name called too. The Giants selected the wide receiver with the 186th pick.
"It's a blessing to be in the NFL," Davis told the Hartford Courant. "When I saw my name on the screen I was so happy. God is good."
Davis, who was one of UConn's most consistent players during his career, didn't care that he had to wait until Saturday to hear his name called.
"It didn't matter. I just wanted an opportunity to prove myself and I have that but regardless of where you're picked you're going to have to come in and work," Davis said. "I'm just glad the Giants gave me an opportunity."
In the weeks leading up to the draft, Davis leaned on former coach T.J. Weist to help him improve every aspect of his game.
"[He] helped me a lot; I love that guy and still talk to him to this day," Davis told the Hartford Courant last week. "He's just a technician and you see how many wideouts he dealt with and helped contribute to their game. He did the same thing when he came to UConn, from the little things — from a stance standpoint, how to catch the ball, where to tuck the ball away from the defender — and a bunch of other things. All of it has helped my game so much from where it was."
Now Weist couldn't be happier for Davis.
"His unselfish character and humility allow him to be grateful for the chance to show what kind of player he is," Weist said. "He knows this is his opportunity and he's going to take full advantage of it. The Giants got a great player and an even better man. I'm very proud of his play on the field and even more of how he lives his life."
Davis is expected to meet his knew employers on Thursday.
"I never talked to them throughout this whole process, but I'm glad they were watching me from afar," Davis said. "I'm just really excited right now."