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Another weapon for Aaron

by Mark Daniels

Ted Thompson has struck it rich when selecting wide receivers in the second round. Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Hopefully, Davante Adams will make it four in a row. With the 53rd overall selection, Thompson took Adams, an extremely productive wide receiver from Fresno State. The Palo Alto, California native redshirted his freshman year but after a coaching change to a spread offense led by quarterback Derek Carr, Adams flourished. In 26 career games, all starts, Adams put up eye popping numbers. 233 receptions for 3030 yards and 38 touchdowns. The 6-1, 210 pounder led the nation in receiving last year with 133 catches. In both 2012 and 2013 he has streches of at least 8 straight games with a touchdown. He holds 11 receiving records at Fresno State. The receiver position was considered the deepest in this and arguably any draft in history. Adams was the 9th receiver taken among the top 53 picks.

The Packers have had to deal with the departure of Jennings to Minnesota, the retirement of Donald Driver and the free agent loss of James Jones to Oakland, all in the past 15 months. The emergence of Jarrett Boykin last year helped pick up some of the slack but Aaron Rodgers has to be smiling over the Packers adding another weapon to his collection.