There is no excusing Davis in 2014 but at this point in the draft why not take a chance on a guy that 'COULD' produce huge? There are plenty of so-so options down this far, take a chance on a former stud.
Last year, Vernon Davis had one of the worst seasons for a quality player that I have ever seen. After catching four passes for 44 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1, he didn't score another touchdown, catch over three passes or eclipse 39 yards again. Davis missed OTAs last year in a contract dispute and also had one of his worst blocking seasons ever. He blames a lot on the offense trying to open up with three-receiver sets, but I'm guessing his mental state just wasn't there. He says he's feeling great and everything you're supposed to say. The good news is that this wasn't his outlook last year, and the team is looking to return to more two-tight end sets. It will be extremely difficult for him to do worse than he did last year at least.