Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers raves about Davante Adams' upside
Aaron Rodgers is one of the NFL's finest quarterbacks, but he can only stand out so far as his many pass-catchers allow him. The Green Bay Packers signal-caller has a bevy of targets, and Davante Adams is one of the team's rising receivers.
"In my mind, he has humongous upside—and he's starting to reach that upside," Rodgers told Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin. "I think the opportunities are going to come for him. He’s got two great guys to play with. His attention to detail is very impressive and his approach."
According to ESPN Wisconsin, Rodgers praised three specific aspects of Adams' game: body type, athleticism and approach. Adams is 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, has a 39.5-inch vertical jump and is a student of the game.
Hearing Rodgers speak so highly of him means a lot to Adams.
"It’s big, because that’s the type of thing that’s going to keep me fine-tuning my own game because I see a guy [in] a future yellow jacket [from the Pro Football Hall of Fame] who’s got faith in the young guy," Adams said, per ESPN Wisconsin. "That means a lot to me. We’ve communicated a lot in the locker room and the film room, and on the field obviously. So when a guy like that come to me in clutch situations, it makes me want to push myself even more."
Adams, a second-round pick out of Fresno State in last year's draft, hauled in 38 receptions for 446 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie in 2014. He will compete with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb for more targets moving forward.
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