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Packers select Fresno State WR Davante Adams at No. 53

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The Packers, who have two key wide receivers in the final year of their contracts, used their second-round pick on a young wideout, drafting Fresno State’s Davante Adams No. 53 overall on Friday.

Adams (6-0, 208) is similar in stature to ex-Packers receiver James Jones, who signed with Oakland in free agency. In his final season with Fresno State, Adams caught 131 passes for 1,718 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2013. He declared for the draft after his junior season.

Adams, who was timed at 4.56 seconds in the 40-yard dash in the Combine, figures to have a complementary role in the Packers’ receiving corps as a rookie. The club’s top two receivers — Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb — can test unrestricted free agency after the 2014 season.

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54 Responses to “Packers select Fresno State WR Davante Adams at No. 53”
  1. calhounlambeau says: May 9, 2014 9:02 PM

    He’s 6′ 0 7/8″, pretty much 6’1″.

  2. jdhgopackgo says: May 9, 2014 9:02 PM

    Another great pick by the Pack. TE and LB in rd 3 yet tonight. Go Pack Go

  3. jhein23 says: May 9, 2014 9:03 PM

    The Packers will lock up both Nelson and Cobb. Wouldn’t be surprised if 1 is announced before training camp.

  4. thepftpoet says: May 9, 2014 9:04 PM

    Wow.

    Ted Thompson managed to draft another bust.

    Another laughable pick like “Hahahaha Clinton Sucks”

    Meanwhile the Vikings had the best entire draft and have a top 5 QB in Teddy Bridgewater and the best pass rusher in Anthony Barr.

    Life is good.

  5. packsoldier says: May 9, 2014 9:04 PM

    Looks like a James Jones clone with better hands. TT has a knack for finding good wide receivers in the 2nd round.

  6. thevikesarebest says: May 9, 2014 9:04 PM

    There’s another turd Thompson draft bust.he won’t even be as good as cordarell Patterson was in his rookie year.SKOL

  7. bart15np says: May 9, 2014 9:06 PM

    Say what you want about double T, he knows wide receivers.

  8. bordner says: May 9, 2014 9:06 PM

    I see Cobb getting a big deal and Jordy getting a nice deal, but both giving the Packers a hometown discount. Rodgers will have his weapons for several more years to come. Adams will fit in nicely with this group.

  9. ariani1985 says: May 9, 2014 9:08 PM

    How does this fix the turd bay defense which is the laughing stock of the league?

    #Clownmusicfillstheair

  10. teal379 says: May 9, 2014 9:09 PM

    thevikesarebest says: May 9, 2014 9:04 PM

    There’s another turd Thompson draft bust.he won’t even be as good as cordarell Patterson was in his rookie year.SKOL

    He does have something in common with Cordarrelle, he has zero playoff experience.

    Then again, he’s not even been assigned a number yet.

    For such a Vikings fan, I’d have thought you would be able to spell your busts’ names.

  11. taintedsaints2009 says: May 9, 2014 9:10 PM

    Vikings best derp packers better superbowls TT Adrian trophy derp case miller lite lakes and durrrrhhh lambeau Favre draft champions outdoors Troy Williamson derrrrrrrrrrrrr

  12. orivar says: May 9, 2014 9:14 PM

    So um, how about that defense? You know where the Packers actually struggle.

  13. tncheese says: May 9, 2014 9:16 PM

    You Viking fans are dreaming, & quite a bit jealous. You’ve apparently influenced Marshall Faulk, too. Keep enjoying picking Top 10.

  14. fartweasel says: May 9, 2014 9:22 PM

    Good player but isn’t the issue in green bay a porous defense?

  15. themagicfanguy says: May 9, 2014 9:25 PM

    Looks like another year of the Pack dominating the division while the Queens struggle to win four games, same old same old.

  16. themagicfanguy says: May 9, 2014 9:26 PM

    What’s funny is he is already a better WR than any receiver on the Vikings roster for the past five years.

  17. irvfin3 says: May 9, 2014 9:28 PM

    Damn I wanted my team to grab him but i’m definitely not surprised GB gets good and great receiver consistently in the 2nd and 3rd rounds he’ll be nice catching the ball from my favorite QB Aaron Rodgers. Great pick!

  18. fasteddy415 says: May 9, 2014 9:33 PM

    Work with his dad in the Bay Area. Great outcome for the kid! Catching passes from Rodgers! Nice…Packers got theme selves a good WR with this pick.

  19. mvp43 says: May 9, 2014 9:40 PM

    Wow…
    Another solid pick. Sure handed with great instincs. He’ll learn from 2 of the best receivers in the game and the best QB. So far A+ for the Packers.

  20. wafflestomp says: May 9, 2014 9:40 PM

    Hilarious how the Minnesota fans are dumb enough to dog Green Bay about their defense. Especially since that Viking Defense was the worst in the NFL last year, giving up 30 points a game. Hypocrite much?

    And now they’ve lost their best defender, but at least you have your shiny new QB floating up lame duck flutter balls. (Packer fans hope.)

    Congrats on winning your annual offseason championship. Enjoy your pats on the back and, of course, the high fives.
    We’ll see you when the real football starts and your season implodes like it does every year.

    We simply love the stupid looks on your faces as you try and figure out what went wrong again.
    And then inevitably blame the Packers for your lot in life.

    skoLOL

  21. leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 9:44 PM

    first off a bit of a reach, and secondly, a bit old for the position. but thats what thompson does. never does well in free agency

  22. haraldsigurdson says: May 9, 2014 9:45 PM

    Davante Adams, good player. Should do well for the Packers.

  23. bobnelsonjr says: May 9, 2014 9:45 PM

    Strong hands and good leaping ability.

    James Lofton could leap, Donald Driver could leap.
    Receivers have to be able to go take the ball.

    Appears the rookie will be worked in as he develops and earns playing time. Good injury insurance for their top receivers.

    Lucky kid to be going to a team with a great QB like Aaron Rodgers.

  24. leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 9:49 PM

    this guy will be the next john brockington or jon hadle

  25. leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 9:51 PM

    Looks like another year of the Pack dominating the division while the Queens struggle to win four games, same old same old.

    dominating is beating the bears to get in the playoffs and being one and done.ummmmm ok

  26. vikescry1 says: May 9, 2014 9:51 PM

    packsoldier says:
    May 9, 2014 9:04 PM
    Looks like a James Jones clone with better hands. TT has a knack for finding good wide receivers in the 2nd round. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————– don’t hate on james jones, dude lead the league in touchdown catch’s just a couple of seasons ago. he will be missed in greenbay. yes he had some troubles catching the ball in his younger days but he got much better.

  27. vikescry1 says: May 9, 2014 9:52 PM

    and to the vikings fans hey just like last year and the year before that and etc. your trophy case is still empty… lol your skol is butthurt

  28. beerbratscheese says: May 9, 2014 9:53 PM

    Q: What’s the worst thing about being a Packers fan?

    A: When you click on a specific round of the draft, you have to scroll so far down to get to where your pick is.

  29. mvp43 says: May 9, 2014 9:57 PM

    leatherface2012 says:May 9, 2014 9:44 PM

    first off a bit of a reach, and secondly, a bit old for the position. but thats what thompson does. never does well in free agency
    ——————————————-
    Actually, Thompson’s done quite well in Free agency. Because the Packers are the best draft and develope team in the NFL, he doesn’t rely on overpaying free agents. The few that he’s signed have turned out well. Ryan Picket, Charles Woodson and Julius Peppers to name a few. And to your point regarding Adams being a reach?? He was projected as a second rounder in every mock draft and that’s where he was drafted. That’s not reaching for a player.

  30. ezcheese says: May 9, 2014 10:07 PM

    Poet I have a feeling you will be eating your words later. Vike fans thought they were draft geniuses a few years ago when they took Ponder at 12 (when no one had him going in the first round). How’d that work out for ya?

  31. leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 10:13 PM

    pretty good now they have bridgewater and rodgers is approaching 30. a couple more injuries and hes done

  32. jtp13 says: May 9, 2014 10:17 PM

    “Ted Thompson managed to draft another bust.

    Another laughable pick like “Hahahaha Clinton Sucks”

    Meanwhile the Vikings had the best entire draft and have a top 5 QB in Teddy Bridgewater and the best pass rusher in Anthony Barr.

    Life is good.”

    Life is good by sitting on your computer all day trolling and being a huge fan of one of the worst organizations the NFL has ever seen (zero rings)? Teddy Bridgewater? Might as well be Joe Webb.

  33. leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 10:18 PM

    Q: What’s the worst thing about being a Packers fan?

    A: When you click on a specific round of the draft, you have to scroll so far down to get to where your pick is.

    or 1969 till 1996

  34. leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 10:22 PM

    Life is good by sitting on your computer all day trolling and being a huge fan of one of the worst organizations the NFL has ever seen (zero rings)? Teddy Bridgewater? Might as well be Joe Webb.

    says the guy whose qb rodgers had one of the worst stats fall offs last year

  35. leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 10:24 PM

    Actually, Thompson’s done quite well in Free agency. Because the Packers are the best draft and develope team in the NFL, he doesn’t rely on overpaying free agents. The few that he’s signed have turned out well. Ryan Picket, Charles Woodson and Julius Peppers to name a few. And to your point regarding Adams being a reach?? He was projected as a second rounder in every mock draft and that’s where he was drafted. That’s not reaching for a player.

    if they are the best in the nfl, why did they lose to sf again?

  36. redandgoldhitman52 says: May 9, 2014 10:24 PM

    to bad favre isnt throwing him the ball. packers will miss the playoffs.

  37. leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 10:28 PM

    Life is good by sitting on your computer all day trolling and being a huge fan of one of the worst organizations the NFL has ever seen (zero rings)? Teddy Bridgewater? Might as well be Joe Webb.

    yep joe webb. the guy the packers had to beat to advance and get stomped in 2012

  38. leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 10:32 PM

    What’s funny is he is already a better WR than any receiver on the Vikings roster for the past five years.

    really? moss cris carter, anthony carter gene washington? etc etc etc

  39. beerbratscheese says: May 9, 2014 10:44 PM

    leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 10:22 PM

    says the guy whose qb rodgers had one of the worst stats fall offs last year

    oooooooooooooooooo

    Between 2007 and 2008 Tom Brady had an even bigger drop off, and it’s not even close. n Brady must be a more pathetic QB than Rodgers, right?

  40. ariani1985 says: May 9, 2014 10:45 PM

    With the next pick pick could turd bay Draft bubble wrap? You know, to protect china doll Erin!

  41. theblackrook says: May 9, 2014 11:13 PM

    Everyone talking about defense tends to forget half that porous defense was injured most of last year.

  42. axespray says: May 9, 2014 11:44 PM

    viking fans posting a dozen times on a Packer article.

    No surprise.

  43. tokyosandblaster says: May 9, 2014 11:46 PM

    Just think, this guy is going to have a chance to win a Super Bowl, unlike the players drafted to Minnesota, who tonight had to force the realization that the first few years are going to be wasted.

    >

  44. In Teddy We Trust says: May 10, 2014 12:32 AM

    I am convinced that I am the first Viking fan to comment on this story. Everyone else has to be a Packer fan pretending to be a Viking fan because none of the Viking fans I know are that stupid. Anyway, it looks like the Packers got a pretty good wide receiver there. They always seem to come up with good wide receivers and once they drafted a good quarterback. That seems to be the secret to success because everyone else on the team is terrible.

  45. pulpfriction01 says: May 10, 2014 12:39 AM

    “What’s funny is he is already a better WR than any receiver on the Vikings roster for the past five years.

    really? moss cris carter, anthony carter gene washington? etc etc etc”

    I don’t really get into this stuff because it’s pointless to argue it, buttt…. i can’t believe it hasn’t been five years yet that moss, carter, a. Carter, or Washington have been gone. Man. Seems like they have been gone from Minnesota for a while now.

  46. filthymcnasty1 says: May 10, 2014 9:08 AM

    Packer players have a safer commute to work.

  47. koreystringerswidow says: May 10, 2014 9:09 AM

    The Packers provide a safer work environment.

  48. filthymcnasty1 says: May 10, 2014 10:09 AM

    The Vikings took the plunge on Bridgewater.

  49. packsoldier says: May 10, 2014 11:35 AM

    I’d put Don Hutson against anyone in the Vikings Nostalgia WR corps any day.

  50. ariani1985 says: May 10, 2014 12:04 PM

    Will reggie white mentor him?

  51. stellarperformance says: May 10, 2014 1:35 PM

    The Packers own the North Division, particularly the Vikings, and every pick through three rounds was solid. Not legendary, but solid. When the injured come back healthy, the Packers are now poised to come out in top of the division, again. Being successful beyond that point will depend on the contributions of the new players, those drafted and those not. I fully expect the Packers to go all the way….. as long as the injury bug does not hit them for the fourth year in a row. Even beat up the Packers still won the division….three times in a row. That tells you they are pretty good and now…….even better.

  52. haraldsigurdson says: May 10, 2014 3:47 PM

    Packers take Abbredaris! Wonderful to see a walk-on from my alma mater making it to the NFL. Congrats Jared!

  53. emoney826 says: May 11, 2014 7:40 PM

    @Leatherface

    How many rings did the vikings win from 1969 to 1996 that you brought up?

    Answer: As many as the Packers did. Oh but wait! I forgot about all of those division titles that the vikings won.

    Impressive.

  54. speicher145 says: May 12, 2014 6:25 PM

    Most receptions and receiving TD’s in the nation last year. Add the highest vertical at the combine of all receivers. Sounds like a good pickup to me.

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