Nov 29, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs wide receiver Davante Adams (15) reacts after catching a touchdown pass against the San Jose State Spartans in the first quarter at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Bulldogs 62-52. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers sign second round pick Davante Adams

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— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) June 12, 2014

The Green Bay Packers have signed second round pick Davante Adams to his rookie contract.  The former Fresno State wide receiver was as productive as any in the country during his two seasons in college as he and quarterback Derek Carr connected for 233 catches, 3,031 yards and 38 touchdowns.  Adams goes from a great situation with Carr to a great situation in the NFL with Aaron Rodgers.

Adams is a somewhat raw receiver in terms of route running, but he possesses a strong build and the ability to go up and high point the ball extremely well.  His speed is above average but his strength and quickness allow him to make plays after the catch.  With Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb as the two best receivers on the Packers’ roster, Adams could find a terrific niche as a third receiver early on that could be a big time threat in the red zone with the potential to develop into a better receiver with time.  For the Packers, Adams is one of a few players they drafted to help replace Greg Jennings and most recently James Jones and get back to giving Rodgers three or four viable targets on any given play.

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