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.