2015 NFL DRAFT

Davante Adams, WR

School: Fresno State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Sophomore  |  Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 212 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: GREEN BAY PACKERS: Round 2/53 -- Davante Adams, WR, 6-1, 212, Fresno St.,...With wideout James Jones leaving as a free agent, and with free agent tight end Jermichael Finley unlikely to return, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was left without a full deck of pass-catching targets. The arrival of Adams should fill a big void, giving Rodgers another inviting receiver to stretch the field and complement Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. All the jump-happy Adams did the last two seasons in Fresno State's pro-style attack triggered by Derek Carr, taken 17 picks earlier in round two by the Oakland Raiders, was catch and run with the football in great numbers. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - QUOTE TO NOTE: "I couldn't imagine being happier anywhere else. Aaron Rodgers has always been one of my favorite quarterbacks, and obviously he's proven to be the best quarterback in the league. It's just like in college with having (Oakland Raiders second-round draft pick) Derek Carr throw me the ball - he made my job easier. Aaron definitely is going to do the same thing, and I can't wait to get started working with him." - Receiver Davante Adams, the Packers' second-round draft pick out of Fresno State. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 2/53 - Davante Adams, WR, 6-1, 212, Fresno State...The free-agent departure of wideout James Jones and the unlikely return of tight end Jermichael Finley left Aaron Rodgers without a full deck of pass-catching targets. The arrival of Adams should fill the big void, giving Rodgers another inviting receiver to stretch the field and complement Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. All the jump-happy Adams did the last two seasons in Fresno State's pro-style attack triggered by Derek Carr, taken 17 picks earlier in Round 2 by the Oakland Raiders, was catch and run with the football in great numbers. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - The Packers took Adams out of Fresno State in the second round (53rd overall) to replenish a receiving corps that lost veteran James Jones in free agency to the Oakland Raiders. When asked what separates him from the other receivers taken before and after him in a deep draft class this year, Adams, who led the country with 131 receptions (24 touchdowns) last season, replied: "I feel like I'm one of the best playmakers in this draft, being able to catch the ball deep or catching it in short routes and then taking it the distance. I feel like I'm the best red-zone threat in this draft. I definitely can be utilized in that way."

The 6-1, 212-pound Adams ranked No. 1 in the country last season, when he was a redshirt sophomore, with 131 receptions, including 24 touchdowns, in Fresno State's pro-style offense led by quarterback Derek Carr, a second-round pick by Oakland this year. Adams finished his brief two-year stint of playing in college with 233 catches for 3,030 yards and 38 touchdowns. "I think he's a complete football player," Packers receivers coach Edgar Bennett said. "When you watch him on tape, you love how he's a competitor," Bennett added. "He competes. Tremendous as far as his catching ability, he has good hands, he makes the tough catch, goes up and attacks the football, extremely productive. From that standpoint, there was a lot of positive. You look at YAC, yards after the catch, he's a strong runner, gets the ball north and south quickly, breaks tackles, but also shows the ability to make people miss." - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 59/11. *Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State, 6-1, 212, 4.56, 2...Adams had extraordinary stats against ordinary talent as the favorite target of highly rated quarterback prospect Derek Carr in Fresno State's spread offense. Adams caught 233 passes for more than 3,000 yards the last two years, including leading the nation with 131 grabs in 2013. Well-built, aggressive, natural hands catcher who makes himself a larger target with that leaping ability that allowed him to soar 39.5 inches in the vertical jump. Frankly: Adams is a 21-year old third-year sophomore who shows his smarts by leaving college the same year as his prolific quarterback. Regardless of competition level, he didn't drop the ball in college and it's hard to believe he will start doing so as a pro. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Wide Receiver: *Davante Adams, Fresno State, 6-1, 212, 4.56...Adams had extraordinary stats against ordinary talent as the favorite target of highly rated quarterback prospect Derek Carr in Fresno State's spread offense. Adams caught 233 passes for more than 3,000 yards the last two years, including leading the nation with 131 grabs in 2013. Well-built, aggressive, natural hands catcher who makes himself a larger target with that leaping ability that allowed him to soar 39.5 inches in the vertical jump.

Frankly: Adams is a 21-year old third-year sophomore who shows his smarts by leaving college the same year as his prolific quarterback. Regardless of competition level, he didn't drop the ball in college and it's hard to believe he will start doing so as a pro. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 58. *Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State, 6-2, 216, 4.56, 2...In 2013, as a sophomore, led the nation with 131 catches for 1,719 yards and 24 touchdowns. Powerfully-built receiver with deceptive speed and outstanding leaping ability. He was quarterback Derek Carr's favorite receiver for a lot of reasons, including a tenacity that helped him win battles for the ball. Student of the game, focused on maxing his abilities. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

12/26/2013 - Fresno State WR Davante Adams declaring for NFL draft...Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams is declaring for the NFL draft, according to a source. He plans to improve on his third-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board. CBS Sports reported Tuesday that Adams -- the nation's leader in receptions (131), receiving yards (1,718) and receiving touchdowns (24) -- was expected to leave school after his redshirt sophomore seasons. Adams is leaving school the same time as his senior quarterback, Derek Carr, who led an offense in which Adams thrived with 233 catches and more than 3,000 yards since 2012. - Jeremy Fowler, CBSSports.com

12/21/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Davante Adams will provide a strong challenge for USC's improving pass defense. He has 122 catches for 1,645 yards and 23 touchdowns. He averages 13.5 yards per catch. He was not to blame for Fresno State's upset loss to San Jose State. Adams had 13 receptions for 264 yards and three touchdowns. Adams' matchup with USC cornerback Josh Shaw, a former Florida standout, is worth the price of admission. - The Sports Xchange

12/18/2013 - 2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): WR Davante Adams, So., Fresno State,...Adams currently leads the nation in four categories - receptions (122), receptions per game (10.2), touchdowns (23) and number of games with 10-plus catches (six). His 23 TDs are eight more than any other FBS player and at least equals 87 of the 123 FBS team totals. - Fresno State football

12/13/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: WR Davante Adams, Fresno State, 6-2 216, Soph., Palo Alto, CA...A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Adams has led the nation this season in receptions (122), receptions per game (10.2), touchdown catches (23) and number of games with 10-plus catches (six). His 23 TDs are eight more than any other FBS player and are as many or more than 87 of the 123 FBS teams. - Fresno State football

11/29/2013 - WEEK 13 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Davante Adams, Fresno State, had nine catches for 246 yards and four TDs in the Bulldogs' 69-28 win over New Mexico. - AP Sports

11/24/2013 - From a pregame ceremony honoring Derek Carr and the rest of the senior class to a record-setting offensive performance that led to a division championship, it was a celebratory day for No. 15 Fresno State. Carr threw for 527 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns in his final regular-season home game to help the Bulldogs clinch a spot in the Mountain West title game with a 69-28 victory over New Mexico on Saturday. ''I couldn't have scripted it better,'' Carr said. ''It was fun.''

Davante Adams had nine catches for 246 yards and four scores and Josh Harper added 10 for 161 and three TDs as the Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0) gained a school-record 820 yards and clinched first place in the West Division. They will likely host the conference championship game on Dec. 7 as long as they remain ahead of the Mountain Division winner in the BCS standings. The Lobos (3-8, 1-6) lost their 15th straight game against a ranked opponent as they struggled on offense without injured quarterback Cole Gautsche and running back Kasey Carrier and had no defensive answer to stop Carr and the Bulldogs' bevy of playmakers. - AP Sports

10/21/2013 - WEEK 8 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Fresno State WR Davante Adams...Adams has now won the award in back-to-back games for Fresno State dating back to the Bulldogs week six game at Idaho. This week's award makes Adams the first MW two-time offensive player of the week this season. David Fales of San Jose State was the week seven recipient during the Bulldogs bye week.

In Fresno State's 38-14 win at Bulldog stadium over UNLV last Saturday, Adams tied the Fresno State school record with four touchdown catches and also equaled the MW single-game record as he helped propel the ???Dogs past the Rebels. The Palo Alto native now shares the record with BYU's Luke Ashworth (Nov. 13, 2010 at Colorado State) and Utah's Travis LaTendresse (Dec. 29, 2005 vs. Georgia Tech).

Adams caught eight passes in the game for a career-high 221 yards and became the first Bulldog to surpass the 200-yard mark since Rodney Wright did so in 2001. The 221 receiving yards are the most by a MW player since San Diego State's DeMarco Sampson recorded 257 yards at Colorado State on Oct. 24, 2009. - Fresno State football

10/07/2013 - WEEK 6 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Fresno State sophomore wide receiver Davante Adams has been named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. This is the first career MW weekly award for Adams. In Fresno State's 61-14 win at Idaho, Adams tied the school record for receptions in a game with 16, tying the previous single-game highs set by Larry Willis (1984 vs. Montana State) and Ron Jenkins (1987 at Pacific).

The 16 receptions established a new MW single-game record for the most by a sophomore, surpassing the previous mark of 15 set by Wyoming's Ryan McGuffey against Wyoming on Oct. 27, 2001. It also tied for the second-most in MW history (18, J.R. Tolver, San Diego State vs. Hawai'i, Dec. 7, 2002). He finished the game with a season-high 185 yards receiving and a career-high three touchdowns.

Adams had seven catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter and 13 catches for 176 yards and his three scores in the first half. The 13 first-half receptions shattered the school record for catches in any half of a football game. The previous high was nine catches done by Ron Jenkins and Stephone Paige. Adams now has six career games where he has caught 10 or more passes, which is three more than any other receiver in school history. - Mountain West football

08/29/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: WR Davante Adams was selected the 2012 Mountain West Freshman of the Year, becoming just the third freshman in school history to be named the conference's freshman of the year. His 89 receptions were 26 more than any other Mountain West receiver last year. His 1,168 yards were 314 more and his 13 touchdowns are seven more than any other Mountain West player. - The Sports Xchange

07/22/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): WR Davante Adams, So., Fresno State...In his monster redshirt freshman campaign of 2012, Adams caught 102 passes for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns. He had 32 more receptions than any other MW player, 458 more receiving yards and five more touchdowns. He tied for third nationally in TD receptions, ranked eighth in total receptions and was ninth in receiving yardage. - Fresno State football

07/18/2013 - 2013 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Davante Adams, Fresno State, SO...Adams, who was the 2012 Mountain West Freshman of the Year, is joined on the list by Mountain West counterparts Noel Grigsby of San Jose State, Robert Herron of Wyoming, Matt Miller of Boise State and Brandon Wimberly of Nevada. In his monster redshirt freshman campaign of 2012, Adams caught 102 passes for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns. He had 32 more receptions than any other MW player, 458 more receiving yards and five more touchdowns. He tied for third nationally in TD receptions, ranked eighth in total receptions and was ninth in receiving yardage.

Entering his sophomore season, Adams has already been named a fourth-team preseason All-American by Phil Steele. He and USC wide receiver Marqise Lee, the 2012 winner of the Biletnikoff Award, are tied for the most TD receptions from 2012 among all players returning this year. Adams caught a Mountain West record and tied the school record with eight consecutive games with a touchdown catch to close out the 2012 season. That eight-game streak with a TD reception is the longest active one in the FBS. - Fresno State football

 
Player News
05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: GREEN BAY PACKERS: Round 2/53 -- Davante Adams, WR, 6-1, 212, Fresno St.,...With wideout James Jones leaving as a free agent, and with free agent tight end Jermichael Finley unlikely to return, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was left without a full deck of pass-catching targets. The arrival of Adams should fill a big void, giving Rodgers another inviting receiver to stretch the field and complement Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. All the jump-happy Adams did the last two seasons in Fresno State's pro-style attack triggered by Derek Carr, taken 17 picks earlier in round two by the Oakland Raiders, was catch and run with the football in great numbers. - The Sports Xchange
 

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