With veteran free agency essentially concluded and the 2019 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, Acme Packing Company will once again rank and break down the Green Bay Packers’ 90-man roster.
These rankings represent a composite of the individual selections from several APC contributors. Today, we reveal the No. 3 player on our list, the Packers’ undisputed top wide receiver.
3: Davante Adams, WR
It seems silly to think that just as recently as 2016, many had written off Davante Adams as a second-round bust. The wideout had a slow start to his career, including an injury-plagued 2015 campaign. However, once Adams healed and stayed mostly healthy for a full season, he began to produce huge numbers. In each of the past three seasons, Adams has registered double-digit receiving touchdowns, hauling in 35 in total. He ranks behind only Antonio Brown over that span.
But Adam emerge as more than just a red-zone threat in 2018. Adams set career highs in all major receiving categories and established himself as one of the league’s premier targets. His season included several memorable plays, most notably his walk-off touchdown in overtime against the New York Jets.
Along the way, Adams nearly broke Sterling Sharpe’s single-season receptions record, falling just one catch short of the mark. Had Adams played in Week 17, a game rendered pointless after the Packers’ playoff elimination, he almost certainly would have shattered the record.
Entering a new season with a new offensive system, Adams could see his numbers curtailed slightly as the result of greater distribution. Even so, the Pro Bowl wideout should put together another monster year so long as he stays healthy.