Davante Adams making a 'strong push' for Packers' WR3 job

ESPN - [Full Article]

The way Davante Adams cuts in and out of his breaks with ease has reminded the Packers of a young Greg Jennings, who was perhaps the best route runner this team has had in the last decade or more. Because of that, Adams is making a strong push for the No. 3 receiver spot behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

Adams got off to a slow start in the offseason practices, making Jarrett Boykin look like a lock for the No. 3 spot. But with every training camp practice, it looks more like Adams will push and perhaps overtake Boykin, who has had an ordinary camp.

The Packers are not necessarily down on Boykin, who caught 49 passes for 681 yards last season, but a bad drop like he had in Monday night's practice has further opened the door for Adams.

Fantasy Impact: 

We believe that Jarrett Boykin's 2013 production and experience gives him the inside track to be the team's third receiver, but it sounds as if Adams' rough summer is behind him and he is making strides. Rookie receivers generally don't have major roles in Green Bat -- both Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson were part-time players as rookies. Boykin is going in the 11th round and Adams is going in the final rounds (if at all), so it would be relatively cheap to draft both players.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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