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How Packers Star Davante Adams Was Overlooked In 2014 NFL Draft After Record-setting College Career 




Davante Adams is open. On almost every pass play the Packers run, that’s true. Even when Adams looks covered, his leaping ability and ball skills mean that if Aaron Rodgers finds the right angle, yup, Adams is still open. 




Green Bay’s star wide receiver may not be the fastest player in football or the most pure route-runner, but when it comes down to it, he’s producing as well as any wideout in football in 2020. Entering a Week 9 matchup with the 49ers, Adams is just behind DeAndre Hopkins in receiving yards per game at 100.4. Adams is tied for first in touchdowns (seven), despite playing in only five of Green Bay’s seven games because of an early-season injury.

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The argument of “Who’s the best?” in any topic often comes down to semantics — whether it’s a discussion of pure talent or production or some mixture of both. There are wide receivers whose skill sets jump off the page more than Adams’, including the rising superstar that is D.K. Metcalf. But Adams has made his case in 2020 as the most productive wideout in the NFL.





That wasn’t a sure thing when Adams had limited Division I choices outside his home state of California, and it wasn’t even a sure thing after Adams shattered records at Fresno State. Eight wide receivers were taken ahead of Adams in 2014, and those eight teams would probably like a mulligan

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