2014 NFL Draft Profile: Fresno State WR Davante Adams

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This year's wide receiver class is absolutely stacked, but the record-setting Bulldogs receiver is getting his fair share of long looks from NFL teams for his physical upside.

Davante Adams, Wide Receiver, Fresno State

6'2", 216 pounds

Mocking the Draft overall ranking: 50

Mocking the Draft positional ranking: 9

Strengths: Aside from Mike Evans, Adams is one of the most physically imposing wide receivers in this draft and often used this to great effect as Derek Carr's favorite red zone target.  His 39.5" vertical leap at the combine would attest to this specialty, as well. The offense also allowed him to showcase the strength to shed would-be tacklers in the open field and a willingness to block for his peers, both of which would come in handy at the next level.

Weaknesses: Adams does not have the top-end speed that other prospects in the class possess. He also had a few balls taken away from him while fighting with defenders for extra yardage, most notably by Utah State's Nevin Lawson in the Mountain West title game, which may just be a matter of stressing consistent ball security.

The Bottom Line: Despite setting a number of program records in just two seasons, it may be that the offensive system has tempered some of the enthusiasm about Adams, especially when other receivers like Odell Beckham and Marqise Lee appear to be gaining momentum as late first-round picks. His viability as a red zone threat would be an asset for just about any team, though, and he could easily be a contributor as a rookie if he's not the primary threat.

Projected Round: 2

Projected Likely Destination: Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens

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