The Green Bay Packers added a wide receiver to the mix on Friday night, drafting Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams with the No. 53 overall selection in the second round.
Adams had huge numbers at Fresno State, catching 233 passes the last two seasons, including 131 for 1,719 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2013.
He’s got decent size for a receiver at almost 6-foot-1 and 212 pounds and started 26 games in two years for the Bulldogs.
Scouts, Inc., says Adams doesn’t drop the ball and rates his ball skills as exceptional, with quick, strong hands and good body control to adjust to balls in traffic.
A solid pick for the Packers here, considering he was rated No. 44 overall by Scouts, Inc., and became something of a value pick at No. 53. With James Jones already gone via free agency and Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson both scheduled to hit free agency next spring, the Packers are picking both for now and for the future.
Adams can get up for the ball as well, posting a 39½-inch vertical jump at the combine. Not a speed demon, but has enough speed to challenge for deep balls and does a solid job of tracking the deep pass, but he’s more dangerous after the catch more than on pure vertical routes.
Adams gets to come into a good situation with an All-Pro quarterback in Aaron Rodgers and veteran receivers in Nelson and Cobb to learn from.
For his part, Rodgers wasn’t shy about what he thought about the pick.
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) May 10, 2014
Solid pick for the Pack.