Adams, coming fresh off a strong season in which he put up a stat line of 131 receptions, 1,718 yards and 24 TDs, was one of the draft’s best route runners. He surely fits exactly what the Packers love in their receivers in displaying strong hands, excellent route running and a very mature attitude toward the game.
No, Adams does not possess Randall Cobb‘s speed, but he does compare quite well to the former Packer James Jones, who opted to sign with the Oakland Raiders this past offseason. Thus, the loss of Jones is exactly why Adams made perfect sense in the second round for the Packers.
Adams will immediately step into a battle with third-year receiver Jarrett Boykin to fill Jones’ role within the offense as the team’s top red-zone threat. Due to Adams’ ability to fight for the football, run excellent and precise routes and use his body to shield the ball from defenders, he should have no problem winning that battle this offseason.
Adams could potentially even push himself into the starting offense playing opposite Jordy Nelson as the team’s No. 2 receiver, which would be a very smart move allowing Cobb to work out of the slot where he is at his best.
For fantasy football players out there, Adams is an under-the-radar guy you may want to look at in the later rounds if you are in need of a receiver who could potentially put up some decent numbers. I say if a guy is in an offense that features one of the league’s four elite quarterbacks, why the heck not?
Look for Adams to make a name for himself early in camp by displaying a strong work ethic and the ability to move the chains effectively with every chance he gets.