Davante Adams' Updated 2014 NFL Draft Stock After 3 TD Game vs. San Jose St.

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 29, 2013

Nov 23, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs wide receiver Davante Adams (15) runs with the ball before scoring a touchdown against the New Mexico Lobos in the second quarter at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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It's been yet another productive season for Davante Adams out of Fresno State, and with a huge game against the San Jose State Spartans, NFL scouts may start taking a longer look at him as the season winds down.

Although the Fresno State Bulldogs lost 62-52, it didn't keep Adams and Derek Carr from having huge games.  Carr found Adams 13 times for 264 yards and three touchdowns in what was the second straight huge game from Adams.

In 2012, Adams had 102 receptions for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns.  Through 11 games this season, Adams has somehow eclipsed those numbers, recording 113 receptions, 1,477 yards and 22 scores.

As an NFL prospect, Adams has nice size at 6'2'' and 212 pounds.  He's an incredibly athletic player with very nice leaping ability and explosiveness on the outside, making him a strong threat in the red zone.  He has big hands and does a great job using them to catch the ball rather than catching the ball with his body.

However, you have to downplay his production at the college level.  He has a good quarterback throwing him the ball against weaker competition in the Mountain West Conference, and that will certainly hurt his stock.  He's a good vertical threat and player in the red zone, but he still needs to work on running routes and creating separation because that will be very important against more talented defensive backs at the next level.

Still, Adams is just 20 years old and is continuing to develop as a receiver.  Overall, I still expect him to be selected somewhere on the third day of the NFL draft, and due to his upside, he has the potential to be a productive players at the next level.