Green Bay Packers: Breaking down wide receiver training camp battle
Davante Adams failed to make the second-year jump the Packers expected. Named the “Offseason MVP” by Coach McCarthy last summer, Adams’ expectations were sky high following Jordy Nelson’s injury.
Why he should make the roster: Adams was a second-round draft choice in 2014 for a reason. We saw enough potential from his as a rookie when high-pointing the football and adding yards after the catch to keep him at least another year.
Adams was put in a tough spot last year. He prepared in the offseason as the Packers’ No. 3 receiver but effectively became the No. 1 when Nelson got hurt. What he needs is a chance to bounce back.
Why the Packers should move on: Adams’ performances weren’t just average at times last year, but awful. He was the symbol of the Packers’ offensive struggles with an inability to shake off press coverage, add yards after the catch or even make routine catches at times.
His second-round status shouldn’t save him if he’s outperformed by the other receivers at camp. If he can’t get on the same page as Aaron Rodgers, there’s little chance of No. 12 being comfortable sending the ball his way on game day.
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