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05/13/14 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: GREEN BAY PACKERS: Round 2/53 -- Davante Adams, WR, 6-1, 212, Fresno St.,...With wideout James Jones leaving as a free agent, and with free agent tight end Jermichael Finley unlikely to return, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was left without a full deck of pass-catching targets. The arrival of Adams should fill a big void, giving Rodgers another inviting receiver to stretch the field and complement Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. All the jump-happy Adams did the last two seasons in Fresno State's pro-style attack triggered by Derek Carr, taken 17 picks earlier in round two by the Oakland Raiders, was catch and run with the football in great numbers. - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - QUOTE TO NOTE: "I couldn't imagine being happier anywhere else. Aaron Rodgers has always been one of my favorite quarterbacks, and obviously he's proven to be the best quarterback in the league. It's just like in college with having (Oakland Raiders second-round draft pick) Derek Carr throw me the ball - he made my job easier. Aaron definitely is going to do the same thing, and I can't wait to get started working with him." - Receiver Davante Adams, the Packers' second-round draft pick out of Fresno State. - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - The Packers took Adams out of Fresno State in the second round (53rd overall) to replenish a receiving corps that lost veteran James Jones in free agency to the Oakland Raiders. When asked what separates him from the other receivers taken before and after him in a deep draft class this year, Adams, who led the country with 131 receptions (24 touchdowns) last season, replied: "I feel like I'm one of the best playmakers in this draft, being able to catch the ball deep or catching it in short routes and then taking it the distance. I feel like I'm the best red-zone threat in this draft. I definitely can be utilized in that way."
The 6-1, 212-pound Adams ranked No. 1 in the country last season, when he was a redshirt sophomore, with 131 receptions, including 24 touchdowns, in Fresno State's pro-style offense led by quarterback Derek Carr, a second-round pick by Oakland this year. Adams finished his brief two-year stint of playing in college with 233 catches for 3,030 yards and 38 touchdowns. "I think he's a complete football player," Packers receivers coach Edgar Bennett said. "When you watch him on tape, you love how he's a competitor," Bennett added. "He competes. Tremendous as far as his catching ability, he has good hands, he makes the tough catch, goes up and attacks the football, extremely productive. From that standpoint, there was a lot of positive. You look at YAC, yards after the catch, he's a strong runner, gets the ball north and south quickly, breaks tackles, but also shows the ability to make people miss." - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 2/53 - Davante Adams, WR, 6-1, 212, Fresno State...The free-agent departure of wideout James Jones and the unlikely return of tight end Jermichael Finley left Aaron Rodgers without a full deck of pass-catching targets. The arrival of Adams should fill the big void, giving Rodgers another inviting receiver to stretch the field and complement Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. All the jump-happy Adams did the last two seasons in Fresno State's pro-style attack triggered by Derek Carr, taken 17 picks earlier in Round 2 by the Oakland Raiders, was catch and run with the football in great numbers. - The Sports Xchange
05/08/14 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 59/11. *Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State, 6-1, 212, 4.56, 2...Adams had extraordinary stats against ordinary talent as the favorite target of highly rated quarterback prospect Derek Carr in Fresno State's spread offense. Adams caught 233 passes for more than 3,000 yards the last two years, including leading the nation with 131 grabs in 2013. Well-built, aggressive, natural hands catcher who makes himself a larger target with that leaping ability that allowed him to soar 39.5 inches in the vertical jump. Frankly: Adams is a 21-year old third-year sophomore who shows his smarts by leaving college the same year as his prolific quarterback. Regardless of competition level, he didn't drop the ball in college and it's hard to believe he will start doing so as a pro. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com