Green Bay Packers: The time is now for Montravius Adams

With Mike Daniels now in Detroit, it is time for Montravius Adams to take a big step forward in year three with the Green Bay Packers.

Last Wednesday when the news broke that the Green Bay Packers would be cutting veteran defensive lineman and former Pro Bowler Mike Daniels, it came as a complete shock to just about everyone.

While there were a number of motives that led to this decision, what shouldn’t be lost is the confidence that the Packers organization has in the rest of their defensive front and that includes Montravius Adams.

Drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft out of Auburn it has been a bit of a slow start to Adams’ career in Green Bay, which has led some to question his ability on the football field.

His rookie season he would appear in only seven games and played in just 6.3 percent of the total defensive snaps that year due to a foot injury. But even in his limited snaps, he left a lot to be desired.

While 2018 was once again off to another slow start, over the second half of the season Adams really started to show the effective player that he could turn in to.

From week 10 through the end of the season, Adams would record all six of his total pressures and his two sacks during that portion of the season and according to Pro Football Focus, he would receive two grades of 86.0 or higher in those final weeks.

Although his total production numbers aren’t eye-popping by any means, Adams still only played in about 20 percent of the total defensive snaps last season. Really what has been lacking for Adams is the opportunities but with the departure of Daniels, that should all change this season.

Listed at 6’4″ – 304 pounds with a Relative Athletic Score of 7.25, Adams has the size as well as the athleticism that defensive coordinator Mike Pettine covets on the defensive front.

He has already shown that he can be a reliable defender against the run and has continued to develop his pass-rushing moves as well as his hand usage, which is key for an interior defensive lineman.

It would appear that Adams is going to be getting plenty of opportunities this season and when it comes to him producing, as we love to say in Green Bay – it is time!