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Zero2Cool
2014-05-10T00:43:52Z
Davante Adams | Wide Receiver | Fresno State | 6'1" - 212 lbs.
 




OVERVIEW
Also starred in basketball as a California prep. Redshirted in 2011, earning offensive scout team player of the year recognition. Was Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year in '12 when he amassed 102 receptions for 1,312 yards (12.9-yard average) and 14 touchdowns in 13 starts, setting conference freshman records for catches and yards. Led the nation in receptions and receiving touchdowns and set a single-season school record for receiving yards in '13 when he started 12-of-13 contests and piled up 131-1,718-24 (13.1). Owns MWC records for single-season and career touchdown catches (38) as well as the school mark for career receptions (233).


STRENGTHS Has a rangy build with good body length and secure hands to palm the ball and make difficult one-handed grabs. Tracks and adjusts to the ball very well downfield. Extends outside his frame and plucks the ball out of the air. Natural hands-catcher. Terrific athlete with good leaping ability and anticipation to properly time jumps and highpoint the ball. Wins jumpballs in the red zone and shows very good hand-eye coordination to take the ball away from defenders. Exceptional production. Has a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump.

WEAKNESSES Lacks ideal functional playing strength to consistently beat the jam and can get hung up at the line. Long strider and is not sudden out of his breaks. Production was inflated from a quick-hitting, lateral passing game.

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 2

BOTTOM LINE 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.


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Laser Gunns
2014-05-10T00:46:40Z
Poopy pick

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macbob
2014-05-10T00:47:41Z
"Compares to James Jones"

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Strengths Weaknesses
STRENGTHS: Broad-shouldered and well-built wideout who consistently wins at the catch-point, demonstrating good leaping ability, timing and hand-eye coordination. Tracks the ball well over either shoulder and has strong hands to pluck the ball when turned towards the quarterback. Quickly corrals the pass and wastes no time in getting upfield, showing vision to set up blocks as well as strength to run through arm tackles and a nice stutter-step to elude. Deceptive straight-line speed to challenge deep and shows good balance and overall body control to gain separation on comeback and out routes. Good strength and courage to take passes over the middle and isn't afraid of running through traffic. Alert blocker. WEAKNESSES: Lacks the elite speed that his gaudy production indicates. Possesses normal acceleration and tops out quickly. Occasionally will allow the ball to swing away from his frame as he attempts to fight for extra yardage, which can result in forced fumbles. Cognizant blocker downfield but isn't nearly as physical in this area as he is when fighting through would-be tacklers. Production was certainly inflated by Fresno State's spread offense and because he is the favorite target of highly regarded quarterback, Derek Carr. Compares To: James Jones, Packers - Like the former San Jose State standout, Adams' eye-popping numbers have come against questionable competition. However, his similar build, deceptive vertical speed and strong hands at the catch-point should help Adams emerge as a big-play candidate in the NFL.


Player Overview
Adams caught 233 passes for more than 3,000 yards over the past two seasons, including leading the nation with 131 receptions in 2013, and opted to cash in on that success rather than return for his junior season with quarterback Derek Carr also moving on to the NFL.Adams was extraordinarily productive during his two seasons at Fresno State, but scouts must weigh that against the fact it largely came against inferior competition while catching passes from one of the top quarterbacks in the nation.


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DarkaneRules
2014-05-10T00:50:39Z
Love this guy. Caught everything. Reliable guy. Aaron will love him even if the fans don't initially.
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luigis
2014-05-10T00:51:58Z
Ah the classic 2nd round WR pick by uncle Ted!

I don't like the player but I love the pick.

If that needs an explanation then:

I wouldn't have taken Adams but Thompson drafted Nelson, Jennings and Cobb in the 2nd round so if he says Adams is the guy then Adams is the guy.

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dyeah_gb
2014-05-10T00:53:01Z
Don't know much about the guy but am not surprised to see a WR pick in the 2nd or 3rd. Need to keep the WR factory going when we have the best QB in the NFL.
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Zero2Cool
2014-05-10T00:57:14Z
Appears to be a hands catcher instead of a body catcher. I like that.


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Mucky Tundra
2014-05-10T01:00:59Z
Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool 

 
BOTTOM LINE 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.



Translation: he'll learn how to create separation to go with his excellent hands (which really stick out on tape).
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2014-05-10T01:06:54Z


#8 Davante Adams**, WR, Fresno State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 212.
40 Time: 4.56.
Projected Round (2014): 1-3.
5/6/14: At the Combine, Adams had a solid performance. Some feel he could go in the first round, but it looks more likely that he's selected on Day 2.

Adams had a huge night against Rutgers to open the 2013 season. He caught 14 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. All year, Adams was reliable for Derek Carr as Fresno State's aerial offense lit up the scoreboard. Adams finished 2013 with a total of 131 receptions for 1,718 yards and 24 touchdowns. He had huge games against Idaho (16-185), UNLV (8-221), New Mexico (9-246) and San Jose State (13-264).

Adams has the speed to beat defenses deep, but he was also dominating a weak level of competition. Adams didn't look as dynamic when he went against USC in his bowl game.

8/24/13: Adams had an impact redshirt freshman year working with quarterback Derek Carr. Adams caught 102 passes for 1,312 yards with 14 touchdowns. In 2013 he should see plenty of double coverage but with Carr coming back they should produce a big season.


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uffda udfa
2014-05-10T01:09:37Z
This pick is more depressing than Dix in Round 1. A slow, not tall, WR in a draft filled with guys with all kinds of excellent skill sets. Ted Thompson finds the one who is just okay.

People keep thinking Green bay is so great at WR selections, but half our scouting department now works for other teams. Let's see how this one turns out. It is no fun coming across as negative but I HATE this pick and don't like the one in 1st round.

Not sure I want to watch the rest of this fiasco....it's so disappointing...however, you never really know until you know how these guys are going to fit. I just don't know why you don't take a guy with speed when that is what you really lack on offense. Would love to hear the thought process on that.

I'll predict this today... He'll be the WR version of Alex Green in our offense.
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2014-05-10T01:11:16Z

Packers selected Fresno State WR Davante Adams with the No. 53 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Adams (6-foot 7/8, 212) left school after his redshirt sophomore year, when he led the nation in receptions (131) and touchdown catches (24) as Derek Carr's go-to receiver. Despite lacking elite long speed (4.54), Adams is a plus athlete (39.5-inch vertical) with high-pointing ability in traffic. He's drawn Michael Crabtree and Keenan Allen comparisons as a possession target with top-notch ball skills who excels after the catch. Football analytics suggest younger prospects offer higher NFL ceilings, and Adams won't turn 22 until late December. Adams' landing spot doesn't appear perfect on paper due to Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Jarrett Boykin's presence, but he's good enough to ascend the depth chart.


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Laser Gunns
2014-05-10T01:13:42Z
Troy Nicklas (picked ahead of ours) would have given us 5x the value we get from this turd.

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DakotaT
2014-05-10T01:21:21Z
I thought I put out a 6'4" prerequisite on our receiver this year. Watching his reel the thing that stood out was his very good hands. He looked really happy to be coming to Green Bay, and hopefully Zero can do aerobics with that smoking significant other he was sucking face with.

Comparing him to Jones was insulting. This guy can catch, just curious if he can win the 3rd WR spot or will he be the 4th. Boykins is no slouch.
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texaspackerbacker
2014-05-10T01:28:30Z
I'm not pleased that we drafted a WR at this point. I'm not real pleased with this particular guy. He is, however, a clone of James Jones who should be more reliable at not dropping the ball. This pick will look good as time goes by because of Aaron Rodgers. I agree, however, with those who say we coulda done better with a taller and/or faster receiver.

Now let's get back to drafting for NEEDS. It seems like Chris Borland time, along with another Safety before the night is over.
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nerdmann
2014-05-10T01:31:57Z
Ted wanted a TE, but this was his fallback.

I had Moncrief rated higher on my board, but I like this guy. Lots of steak!
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play2win
2014-05-10T01:36:30Z
Originally Posted by: DarkaneRules 

Love this guy. Caught everything. Reliable guy. Aaron will love him even if the fans don't initially.



I couldn't agree more.

Who here has forgotten how drops plagued a number of our important games? Not me. Our 4 wide will be very tough to beat.
2014-05-10T01:42:02Z
I was clamoring for this guy 5-10 picks before we came up, so I'm thrilled. Huge production, great hands catcher... reminds me a little bit of Greg Jennings coming out of college.
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play2win
2014-05-10T01:43:41Z
Originally Posted by: uffda udfa 

This pick is more depressing than Dix in Round 1. A slow, not tall, WR in a draft filled with guys with all kinds of excellent skill sets. Ted Thompson finds the one who is just okay.

People keep thinking Green bay is so great at WR selections, but half our scouting department now works for other teams. Let's see how this one turns out. It is no fun coming across as negative but I HATE this pick and don't like the one in 1st round.

Not sure I want to watch the rest of this fiasco....it's so disappointing...however, you never really know until you know how these guys are going to fit. I just don't know why you don't take a guy with speed when that is what you really lack on offense. Would love to hear the thought process on that.

I'll predict this today... He'll be the WR version of Alex Green in our offense.



Who in their right mind ever, EVER said we lacked speed on O?

C'mon over. I'll fill a bowl for you, pour you a dozen shots of the finest small batch tequila, and then you may feel better...

How can you doubt a Ted decision at WR this early? There were 3 WRs with 1-grade hands, meaning tops. Adams is one of them.

play2win
2014-05-10T01:44:56Z
Originally Posted by: MassPackersFan 

I was clamoring for this guy 5-10 picks before we came up, so I'm thrilled. Huge production, great hands catcher... reminds me a little bit of Greg Jennings coming out of college.



Good call Mass! Holy shit! Reminds me of Jennings, but better...
DakotaT
2014-05-10T01:47:06Z
Originally Posted by: play2win 

Good call Mass! Holy shit! Reminds me of Jennings, but better...



And bigger. Did we just redraft Sterling Sharpe, or am I really tired?
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play2win
2014-05-10T01:50:04Z
Originally Posted by: luigis 

Ah the classic 2nd round WR pick by uncle Ted!

I don't like the player but I love the pick.

If that needs an explanation then:

I wouldn't have taken Adams but Thompson drafted Nelson, Jennings and Cobb in the 2nd round so if he says Adams is the guy then Adams is the guy.



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