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Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

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Yeah just reading Adams bit on nfldraftgeek.com and they compare him to Crabtree. Didn't realize how similar they really are to one another. Almost identical height, weight and 40 times.

Spent the last bit watching Crabtree highlights and I do think Crabtree is a little more explosive and slightly more physical I see alot of Adams game in Crabtree's college and pro game.

With Adams being so young still (21) he's a very intriguing prospect. I don't think he'd be all that much of a reach at 28. Although his performance against USC does worry me. Still had a couple nice catches that game and Carr struggled too.

 

the USC game was the 2nd time i seen him play live, because they do not show fresno st in NC. but i was still impressed, because he was line up on a stud in Josh Shaw with good speed and size. but he had 2 high point catches over Shaw that showed that deceptive speed down the field with good body adjustment. he also was open on a double move, and other vertical routes but Carr missed him. on the double move, he had Shaw beat by at least 10 yards, and would have walked into the end zone.

 

he seemed more quick twitched as a fresh compared to his soph year tho, and would just bully his way instead of showing quick moves after the catch. if he runs a 4.4 low 4.5 which i think he will, you have to consider him at #28.

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I mocked him in my draft to us in the 2nd but he may not even be there.  Can see him as a 1st rounder.  

 

Comparing him to other WRs, I don't see any huge differences talent and potential wise than the likes of OBJ, Robinson, and Matthews.  Maybe more in Adams favor...and he's got the size.   

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Completely agree. There are some concerns from a few games against top competition and him coming from a spread offense but he's got all the athletic ability in the world you look for in game-changer wideouts.

I've seen him picked in the 1st in a handful of mocks (I believe McShay was one)

Yeah same, I've seen and read anywhere from late first to early third. I can't believe he falls out of the second though.

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huge fan of Adams. the best climb the ladder, go high point the football WR in the draft. he can catch in traffic, has really good body control, and decpetive speed to get vertical, plus a good vertical jump. put up video game numbers, and i think he comes off the board in the 2nd round. i wanted to watch more of this guy, so i watched Derek Carr cutups, and Adams caught a TD in all 12 games that i watched. DG has said we need TD makers, and we also need RED ZONE threats. this guy is both.

 

how much better than kb at climbing? because of ive seen kb climb pretty high at some points.

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how much better than kb at climbing? because of ive seen kb climb preety high at some points.

 

Adams might not can get as high as KB because he has a larger  catching radius( KB 6'5, DA 6'2), but Adams wins more on a consistent level when high pointing the ball. he is by far the best fade runner, in the red zone.

 

climbing the ladder WR threats

1. Adams

2a. Benjamin

2b. Evans

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Daniel Jeremiah has us taking him at 28.

 

That guy has a pretty decent mock.  He has Moses going in the 1st which I see happening as well.  

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Adams might not can get as high as KB because he has a larger  catching radius( KB 6'5, DA 6'2), but Adams wins more on a consistent level when high pointing the ball. he is by far the best fade runner, in the red zone.

 

climbing the ladder WR threats

1. Adams

2a. Benjamin

2b. Evans

OBJ should be on this list as well. Pretty dominate at the catch point for his size.

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Really starting to get on board the Adams bandwagon at 28 if we go receiver. My dream would be for us to trade back 8-10 spots and still pick him up but that is risky and Gettleman doesn't seem like the type to move around the board. 

 

I love his ability to just flat out make plays both in the field and in the red zone. He is exactly the type of receiver Cam needs to be groomed and to grow. It is important to remember that he is only 21, and will continue to put on some mass and grow into his frame ever more. 

 

I think Davante Adams runs better than expected this weekend and has a solid combine which should solidify him as a late-first round talent in which case I can get all the way on board with him. Once this kid matures physically after a few more years and is coached up he may very well be a top 3 receiver out of this class and a better than average NFL receiver that has number one potential. 

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I like Adams, but I dont believe that any of the projected receivers to be available at no28 are more valuable than ASJ or Jace Amaro.

 

I was against taking a TE, but atm I believe that you have to go BPA. I'll take ASJ or Amaro in a heart beat right now.

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