2. Who will be the punt returner?
Similar to the kick returner job, Davis only keeps this spot if he keeps his receiver job. The team has several players that are locks to make the roster that are strong punt returners. Montgomery averaged nearly 20 yards per return in his final season at Stanford. Alexander averaged around 10 yards per return while at Louisville.
Through two seasons, Davis has averaged 12.2 yards per return. However, he only has eight receptions in his career. As previously stated, Davis’ only hope of making the roster is as a receiver, unless he proves impossible to stop and takes every return to the house. With Moore in as the major threat to his receiving job down the field, that will be difficult.
Alexander has speed to burn and, if he’s unable to get on the field on defense, they will get him on the field as a returner. As previously stated, he averaged 9.9 yards over his college career. The story goes that he beat Lamar Jackson in a footrace, while in college. This was incredible simply due to the fact that Jackson outran everyone on the field. Modern NFL teams strive to get their best players on the field as often as possible. Alexander fits that bill.
Even if they don’t go with Alexander, Montgomery or one of the team’s other athletes could fill the spot. This will a big offseason for Trevor Davis’ NFL future.