Packers Grab Michael Crabtree Clone with Davante Adams Pick

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Davante Adams, the former Fresno State wide receiver, was drafted 53rd overall by the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 NFL draft. Adams delivered stellar production for the Bulldogs, and his skills were too much for the Packers to pass up. 

Adams was one of the most prolific wideouts in college football over the last two years, racking up more than 3,000 yards in that time. He was the favorite target of Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr, thriving in Fresno's pass-heavy scheme. 

The former Bulldog has good size and strength and is a great route-runner. He's an elusive runner in the open field with great leaping ability to elevate above defenders. But Adams' biggest strength is probably his hands. He doesn't drop passes and has fantastic reflexes to grab the ball. 

However, for all his talent, there are some issues with Adams. He lacks elite speed, failing to get separation from faster corners, and while his acceleration is solid, it's not above average. He didn't play against elite competition in college, and there's been some speculation that his numbers were inflated.

Will Adams turn out to be a star in the pros? Or will his lack of speed turn him into a disappointment? Watch as our draft experts discuss the wideout's ceiling and what he brings to the NFL as a rookie.

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