Wide receiver Reggie Davis and safety Quincy Mauger, the only players from the University of Georgia on the Falcons’ 91-man roster, are off to a good start early in training camp.
Davis and Mauger both were signed as undrafted rookie free agents after the draft.
The speedy Davis, with wide receivers Julio Jones and Taylor Gabriel limited from 11-on-11 action, has received snaps with the first-team offense. Mauger has been around the ball during live action.
“I’m just working on being patient,” Davis said. “I’m trying not to rush everything. I’m just working on little stuff in my game.”
Jones likes to coach-up the young players on the sidelines. Davis has been soaking up the information.
“They always tell me to be patient at the line because I have the speed to get by people,” Davis said. “I have to be patient at the line to make it easier and create more space for myself. That will help me get open better.”
Jones, who missed the offseason after foot surgery and is being eased back into practice, has been coaching up the young receivers all offseason.
He likes that Davis listens to him, much like he used to listen to Roddy White.
“With him, he’s a very talented guy,” Jones said. “He’s a young guy with great speed and is a competitor. His things are just being able to get off the ball, how to get off, how to run routes, and staying tight to defenders. It’s just small things because he has it all, but it’s the attention to detail and those smaller things. Once he does those and cleans them up, he’ll be a great player.”
Jones is trying to teach Davis…
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