The Green Bay Packers have a budding superstar in wide receiver Davante Adams, and the rest of the NFL seems to be taking notice. Although he has yet to record a 1,000-yard receiving season, Adams was ranked as the 45th-best player in the NFL, with his ranking announced on Monday’s edition of the Top 100 Players of 2018 on NFL Network.
This ranking comes after Adams recorded career-highs in a few receiving categories in 2017 — specifically catch rate and yards per game — despite playing half the season with Brett Hundley instead of Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback. Adams has been on the ascent the past two years, recording double-digit touchdowns each of the past two seasons. The Packers rewarded him for those efforts prior to week 17 in December, signing Adams to a four-year, $58 million contract that kept him from hitting free agency.
Adams is the seventh wide receiver showing up on this year’s list, coming in a few spots behind Keenan Allen (ranked 41st) but above Jarvis Landry (ranked #52), Stefon Diggs (65), Odell Beckham, Jr. (77), Michael Thomas (81), and Doug Baldwin (99).
The Packers now have their first player on the list since the 80s. Tight end Jimmy Graham ranked 89th, while three Packers showed up in the first batch of players (David Bakhtiari at 91, Mike Daniels at 93, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at 100.) However, APC ranked Adams fourth on the Packers’ roster behind Bakhtiari (second) and Daniels (third) on our 90-man roster ranking.
Check out Adams’ ranking video here from the Packers’ Twitter account: