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Jahrvis Davenport looks to contribute for Maryland football after a quiet 2016

The junior’s experience should help him earn a role this year.

NCAA Football: Maryland at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017. Last week, we focused on running backs; this week, we’re looking at all of Maryland’s receivers.

Jahrvis Davenport, WR, No. 85

Height: 5’9
Weight: 193 lbs.
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
High School: Robinson High School

How he got to College Park

Davenport was a three-star recruit in Maryland’s 2015 class, one of three wide receivers to commit that year. In his final two seasons in high school, he made 63 catches for 1,022 yards and 11 touchdowns.

In his freshman season for the Terps, Davenport played a total of eight games, collecting 11 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown. Last season, he only played in four games and only made a single catch for two yards.

Career highlight

While Davenport hasn’t done much in college thus far, he did have a few moments in his freshman season. His lone touchdown came on a 46-yard reception in Maryland’s blowout loss vs. West Virginia, and he caught seven passes for 89 yards against Rutgers in 2015.

Davenport’s senior year in high school is when he displayed his talent the best, and he will try to emulate that in 2017.

2017 prospectus

With Maryland’s turnover at the wide receiver, Davenport’s experience and familiarity will come in handy. Ideally, he should be able to contribute after an underwhelming sophomore season, but he has to earn his playing time after not getting much in 2016.

Dream season

With the wide receiver depth chart murky, Davenport earns consistent playing time for the first time at Maryland and puts up the numbers to show for it. Additionally, Davenport contribute on special teams, just like he did in high school.

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