Green Bay Packers: Davante Adams a Major Key in 2015


Green Bay Packers second-year wide receiver Davante Adams is a major key for them looking ahead at the 2015 NFL season.

Davante Adams showed up late in the 2014 season and was a major key for the Green Bay Packers as a rookie. He was a huge part of their offense, especially in the playoff run that ended with a very disappointing loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks. The last thing that the Packers needed was another big target in the passing game, but Aaron Rodgers certainly isn’t complaining.

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Green Bay has a very good chance at making a run at a Super Bowl, and Adams is going to be a big part of what they do. What makes Adams a major key for the upcoming season?

During his rookie season with the Packers, Adams ended up catching 38 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns. He made a big difference for Green Bay in the postseason as well, racking up 124 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions in two games. Adams began getting much more comfortable late in the year, and Rodgers began gaining more confidence in him as well.

Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are two of the most talented wide receivers in the NFL, but they need other supporting members around them. Adams is the type of player that can either help take pressure off of them, or dominate the game because defenses are paying too much attention to them.

That is exactly the type of role that the Packers need from Adams this year if they want to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

Quite a few teams have two star wide receivers on their roster, but the Packers potentially have three if Adams lives up to his full potential. At 6’1″ and 215 pounds, Adams has the type of speed and quickness in the open field to make plays and can also get open down the field. He is an all-around threat, and his hands are above average too.

Nov 30, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) during the game against the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Rodgers is the type of quarterback that can share the ball between quite a few different receivers, but he loves having as many options as possible. Adams was the key for the Packers in their playoff matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, when he caught seven passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. Dallas chose to lock down on both Nelson and Cobb, and Rodgers finally had a dangerous third option.

At just 22 years old, the future is incredibly bright for Adams with the Packers. He has had a full offseason to work on his game after figuring out what the NFL was all about in his rookie season, and he made major leaps forward last year alone.

It is going to be a very exciting year for the Packers and their fans to say the very least, and Adams is going to be a big part of that excitement. Assuming he attacked his offseason work like he was expected to, Adams is likely going to come back much improved in 2015. That is what the Packers are hoping for, and they are looking for their offense to pick up where it left off last year.

Expect to see a big season from Adams this coming season, and for him to establish himself as a force to be reckoned with. If he does live up to that hype, then the Packers are going to put defenses in a nearly impossible situation. Green Bay is going to have one of the NFL’s most feared offenses this year, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see their aerial attack improve this season from last due to Adams’ play.

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