Davante Adams takes it to the next level
The Fresno State product underwent a dramatic metamorphosis from mistake-prone underachiever to premiere playmaker in his third season as a pro, as he fell just 3 yards short of posting 1,000 and ranked second to only Jordy Nelson with 12 touchdown receptions.
One can’t overlook health being a key factor in Adams’ ascension. His facility of movement on two good ankles allowed him to regain his suddenness and change-of-direction skills to separate from defenders.
Adams gained the confidence of his quarterback by executing a number of plays in the end zone in which No. 17 used his agility and leaping prowess to go up and around defensive backs.
But though Adams has a knack for coming down with highlight-reel circus catches, he is still prone to dropping the easy ones that go right through his hands.
If he can make progress in that part of his game, there’s no reason why the 6-foot-2 vertical threat can’t produce better numbers in 2017.
Adams is also coming up on his contract year, which should provide added incentive for him to keep on reaching for new heights.