Round 2: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
It was a questionable move when the Green Bay Packers took a wide receiver in the second round of the draft, especially because the team needed help on defense, badly.
Wide receiver was always a position of strength for the Packers, and it always will be as long as Aaron Rodgers is under center. Losing James Jones to the Raiders was enough for the front office to take a wide receiver to replace the longtime Packer. The move has certainly paid off in so many ways.
Despite his best stats coming in 2016, Adams made the Pro Bowl in 2017. He also has a knack for finding the end zone. Here’s a stat that may be surprising to some.
The most surprising feat didn’t come in the stats column though.
When Aaron Rodgers went down for the majority of the 2017 season, most of the wide receivers on the roster saw a decline in production with Brett Hundley under center. A longtime fan favorite, Jordy Nelson, put up career-lows in all major receiving categories. Randall Cobb continued his decline after an amazing 2014 season.
Adams has certainly earned the title of number one receiver in Green Bay. As the guy now, he has great potential to put up all-time highs in receptions, yards, and touchdowns for 2018.