Though it seems like he came out of nowhere, Davis was an undrafted free agent in 2019.
He was signed by the Vikings and floated between the practice squad and the active roster during the 2019 season.
Waived by the Vikings in August 2020, Davis never found an NFL home for the 2020 season.
He signed with the Browns on July 31, 2021 after Derrick Willies retired.
Here is what he has been up to since joining the Browns.
Catching Passes At Practice
He has been a solid target at practice.
— Brad Stainbrook (@BrownsByBrad) August 17, 2021
The question of where Davis fits in the Browns roster is an open one that is yet to be determined.
Some view him as a practice squad member, but could he be more?
WR Davion Davis might be a dark horse candidate to make this team #Browns.
— Tyler Johnson (@T_johnson_TJ) August 17, 2021
Rookie Anthony Schwartz has been injured so Davis could be in competition with him as a wide receiver or on special teams.
#Browns Kevin Stefanski said they're eager to get Anthony Schwartz back from his hamstring injury. Said he's been extremely attentive in meetings and will be ready to go mentally.
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) August 15, 2021
Learning From The Veterans
#Browns WR Davion Davis on working with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry: I still can't believe I come in every day and am around those guys. It's a dream come true to learn from them.
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) August 17, 2021
Scoring A Touchdown In The Jacksonville Game
Davis played well in the preseason game.
He caught a touchdown pass which caused him to get more attention.
— NFL (@NFL) August 15, 2021
Best Part: His Late Grandmother Predicted It
Davis’s late grandmother Bernice Dunn predicted his success from the time he was born.
“She was the driving force behind me for football and she’s the reason why I’m here today. I promised her that I’d make it here and do everything I can to keep this dream alive.”
“When I was born she told my mom, ‘This is going to be the football player of our family. And it turned out to be true.”
She died in 2011, but he honored her after his first touchdown.
“It was crazy. That was my first NFL touchdown, so I didn’t know how to celebrate. I just gave my grandma thanks and celebrated with the team. A dream come true honestly.”