Scouting Report: Davante Adams

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

Davante Adams

r-So. WR Fresno State

Height: 6’1”                                Weight: 212                    Arm length: 32 5/8”                    40 yard Dash: 4.56

Broad Jump: 123 in                  3 Cone: 6.82                Vertical jump: 39.5                     20 yard Shuttle: 4.30           

 


Strengths

·         Smooth runner with great athleticism

·         Exceptional leaping ability with long arms. Can high point the ball very well

·         Loose hips and good movement lets him slip in and out of breaks and by defenders

·         Strong hands, very good, natural catcher

·         Still growing into his frame will get bigger and stronger

·         Good over-the shoulder catcher

·         Not a strong blocker but shows effort 

 

Weaknesses

·         Lacks elite NFL speed

·         Doesn’t have much explosiveness to his game, not very sudden

·         Not very elusive player

·         Lacks ideal strength

·         Can still improve his routes, especially with hard cuts

·         Number inflated due to offense


Analysis:

Davante Adams is an intriguing prospect with good potential moving forward. He already possesses sound fundamentals and very good hands. He has a great vertical and can win jump balls down the field. He lacks ideal speed to separate at the NFL level but there are more ways to get open then just speed. He does a good job shaking defenders while running routes using double moves and head fakes. He can improve his cutting, and sink his hips more when breaking down at the top of his route. Adams is a developmental prospect who could be very good in a couple years. A team that already has a solid receiving core would be lucky to have him to groom for the future.