Former Webb City standout Davidson earns praise from Vikings QB Cousins

Kirk Cousins talks about tight end and former Webb City Cardinal Zach Davidson.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Former Webb City High School standout Zach Davidson caught the eye of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in training camp on Wednesday.

“With Zach, it’s really exciting because I see a lot of ability in him. You see a high ceiling and a desire to work and get better,” Cousins said in his press conference Wednesday morning, “It’s exciting to work with a guy like that, where you see all this potential down the road.”

Davidson is entering his second season with the Vikings after being a 5th-round pick for the team in 2021.

He’s seeing a few extra looks at tight end in training camp – after Vikings starter Irv Smith, Jr. suffered a thumb injury on Monday.

“He’s got a lot of downfield speed,” Cousins says of Davidson, “He has a lot of size as well, and that combination gives you a lot of potential as a player.”

Davidson is listed at 6’7″, 245 pounds for Minnesota.

After playing at Webb City, he went on to play for the University of Central Missouri – where he was an All-American tight end and punter for the Mules.

The Vikings play their first preseason game on August 14th against the Raiders.