2014 NFL Draft: The Book on Davante Adams
The Green Bay Packers used their second-round pick on Fresno State receiver Davante Adams. Atta boy, Big Ted!
Way to throw us all for a loop.
Adams is 6-1, 212 and he had a whopping 131 catches, 1,718 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2013. Those are some holy shit! numbers.
Adams is a possession-type receiver and you could well argue the Packers don’t really have a true possession receiver. They do however have a couple top-tier receivers in Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. They also have an up-and-coming guy in Jarrett Boykin.
So why the hell spend a second-round pick on a receiver?
Well, James Jones is gone to Oakland, so you could view Adams as Jones’ replacement. The pick also gives the Packers some flexibility both on the field and financially.
When you add Adams to the mix, Mike McCarthy can run more four receiver sets. And Ted is most certainly protecting himself in case Nelson and Cobb hit free agency.
Both of them are scheduled to do so after this season concludes.
Here’s what NFL.com has to say.
A rangy, sure-handed possession receiver with starter-caliber, positional traits. Lacks top-end speed and strength. As a 21-year-old, third-year sophomore entering the draft early, is still growing into his body and developing core strength. Comparing favorably to a poor man’s Michael Crabtree, Adams possesses very intriguing upside to be groomed.
And now, highlights!