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Davante Adams | Wide Receiver

Team: Fresno State Bulldogs
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200

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Packers selected Fresno State WR Davante Adams with the No. 53 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Adams (6-foot 7/8, 212) left school after his redshirt sophomore year, when he led the nation in receptions (131) and touchdown catches (24) as Derek Carr's go-to receiver. Despite lacking elite long speed (4.54), Adams is a plus athlete (39.5-inch vertical) with high-pointing ability in traffic. He's drawn Michael Crabtree and Keenan Allen comparisons as a possession target with top-notch ball skills who excels after the catch. Football analytics suggest younger prospects offer higher NFL ceilings, and Adams won't turn 22 until late December. Adams' landing spot doesn't appear perfect on paper due to Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Jarrett Boykin's presence, but he's good enough to ascend the depth chart. May 9 - 8:47 PM

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Fresno State WR Davante Adams had the biggest fall -- seven slots, from No. 42 to 49 -- in Daniel Jeremiah's newest rankings.

Adams was one of college football's best receivers last year, pairing with Derek Carr to produce 131 receptions, 1,718 yards, and 24 TDs. Adams (6-foot-2, 212 pounds) has good size and a large catch radius, and most believe he'll continue to be extremely dangerous in the red zone because of his ability to bring balls down in contested situations. There are questions, however. Fresno State's offensive scheme doesn't ask receivers to run the entire route tree. Also, Adams isn't explosive, which is the reason he's not going in the first round. He's got a good shot of going in Round 2, however.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 28 - 10:48 PM

The Panthers are working out Fresno State WR Davante Adams for a second time, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

"I’m told the top two receiver targets for the Panthers are Brandin Cooks of Oregon State and Marqise Lee of USC," Pauline added. Adams has also visited the Falcons, Lions and Chargers, as well as being worked out by the Titans. He should be a second-round pick.
Apr 23 - 11:15 AM

Fresno State WR Davante Adams worked out for the Seahawks on Monday.

Adams is coming off a dominant season in which he paired with Derek Carr to produce 131 receptions, 1718 yards, and 24 TDs. We weren't able to see him run the entire route tree at Fresno State due to the design of that specific spread system, but Adams is one of the best high-pointing WRs in this class. He received a third-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board, but we think he'll go in the second.
Apr 22 - 4:34 PM

Fresno State WR Davante Adams and TE Marcel Jensen worked out for the Colts on Friday.

Adams is one of the best high pointing receivers in this class, but played in a somewhat limiting offense at Fresno State in terms of quick patterns. He will likely be selected in the second-round. Rotoworld's Josh Norris is not a fan of Jensen despite his great size.
Mar 21 - 10:52 AM

Fresno State WR Davante Adams and TE Marcel Jensen will work out for the Colts on Thursday.

If nothing else, Indy heads into the draft looking to bolster the back end of its receiving depth chart. They could get bolder and grab Andrew Luck a shiny new toy in the first round, however. Besides Adams, Marqise Lee (USC), Kelvin Benjamin (Florida St.), Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU), Brandin Cooks (Oregon St.) and Jarvis Landry (LSU) would be potential options.
Mar 21 - 12:22 AM

Fresno State WR Davante Adams clocked an official 4.56 forty-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Adams' unofficial times came in at 4.50 and 4.54, a little disappointing for the diminutive wideout. Adams posted video game numbers with Derek Carr last year in Fresno, leading the nation in receptions (131), receiving yards (1,718) and receiving touchdowns (24). He received a third-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board, but he's going to go higher than that. We're thinking second.
Feb 23 - 4:27 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay ranks Fresno State WR Davante Adams as the No. 30 overall prospect.

"If Adams were just a little bit faster, he'd be several spots higher in this ranking," McShay writes. "Outside of elite speed, he has everything you look for in a receiver prospect, with really good hands, good size and strength, and good run-after-catch abilities." This places Adams over the likes of Brandin Cooks, Kelvin Benjamin, Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., among others.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 11:35 AM

Fresno State redshirt sophomore WR Davante Adams will declare for the NFL draft.

A strong receiver class just got stronger. Adams does nice work in the slot and impresses with his footwork after the catch. He can elevate and snatch the ball at its highest point, an important trait for an NFL receiver to possess. Adams benefited from working with quarterback Derek Carr in college, and both will be playing on Sundays next season. Adams leads the nation in receptions (131), receiving yards (1,718) and receiving touchdowns (24). He received a third-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board, but could work his way into the draft's second day.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 09:05:00 PM

Fresno State redshirt sophomore WR Davante Adams is leaning towards declaring for the NFL, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.

Adams "told a Fresno official that he's favoring the move despite his NFL draft advisory board grade not yet arriving to the school." The receiver's quarterback, Derek Carr, is obviously graduating to the NFL, and Adams' could drop if he returns for another year solely due to the dip in talent at the position. Adams is a likely top-64 selection.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Fresno State redshirt sophomore WR Davante Adams has requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

Adams is not frequently mentioned among draft-eligible receivers, but there is a strong chance he jumps to the NFL. He and Derek Carr have thrived in Fresno State's offense, and Adams impresses in yards after the catch and elevating to high point. Many believe he was the reason Jalen Saunders transferred to Oklahoma, as coaches prepared to move Saunders inside to the slot.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 05:16:00 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline is hearing "more and more" that Fresno State redshirt sophomore WR Davante Adams will declare for May's draft.

Pauline could not say enough good things about Adams and how impressive he has been this season. It helps to play in a pass happy offense, but Adams' role was one reason why Jalen Saunders left for Oklahoma. This receiver class could be quite strong at the top.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Fresno State redshirt sophomore WR Davante Adams hauled in eight catches for 221 yards and four touchdowns in the school's 38-14 win over UNLV.

Adams has been on fire over the last two weeks, adding this total to his 16 reception, 185 yards, three touchdown line against Idaho. He is draft-eligible, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Adams declare since he will be without Derek Carr next season.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 01:04:00 PM

NFL network's Daniel Jeremiah believes evaluators should put Fresno State redshirt sophomore WR Davante Adams on their radar screens.

Jeremiah says it is "tough to ignore" Adams when watching the Bulldogs, and the receiver is a "gifted dude." The redshirt sophomore is eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft, but we aren't sure he will declare. This is Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr's final collegiate season, however.
Fri, May 31, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Fresno State freshman WR Davante Adams caught 13 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown against SMU.

For a young player, Adams shows excellent ball skills while twisting his body to attack the target at its highest point. Adams plays to his size, using his hands to when in contested situations while usually lining up on the outside. We expect his name to only grow next season and he certainly has NFL tools to build on.
Wed, Dec 26, 2012 08:41:00 AM