Davante Adams Opens Eyes at Packers’ OTAs
It’s always hard to know exactly what you can learn from organized team activities in the NFL, but as the Green. Bay Packers wrapped up their first day Tuesday, one thing that stood out was the performance of Davante Adams.
Adams, a second-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft, struggled last season for the Packers and has been a target of much fan criticism.
Some have even suggested that Adams would not be able to keep his spot on the Packers’ 53-man roster this season.
Tuesday, Adams responded to those critiques on the field for the first time this year and according to head coach Mike McCarthy and local media, it was a success.
Multiple sources described Adams looking not only bigger and stronger, but also healthy. In short, like his old self.
Adams has always had strong hands and been a good catcher of the football, before he struggled some in that area last season. Yet, in what was possibly the play of the day, Adams caught a 50-yard touchdown pass, in traffic, from Aaron Rodgers.
OTAs don’t mean much, but the fact that Adams has put together a good offseason is a positive sign. A year ago, I thought he was a breakout player and still believe he is capable of being that and turning into a very good third receiver.
Adams will certainly need to keep putting his best foot forward if he wants to fend off the likes of Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis, Trevor David and Ty Montgomery. But if Tuesday was any indication, he’s off to a very good start.