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Rodgers gushes about 'humongous upside' of Adams

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The reasons for Super Bowl expectations in Green Bay are plentiful and harvested from fertile logic.

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One argument is that the Packers -- who are in the midst of a mostly unnoticed, mini youth movement -- boast several young players poised to make a leap in 2015.

One of those players is receiver Davante Adams, who quarterback Aaron Rodgers spent time gushing about during OTAs:

"In my mind, he has humongous upside -- and he's starting to reach that upside," Rodgers said, via ESPN Wisconsin. "I think the opportunities are going to come for him. He's got two great guys to play with. His attention to detail is very impressive and his approach.

"Obviously, the athleticism -- as you see on Twitter with his 360, between-the-legs dunk -- is incredible. He brings a different set of skills to the field that we haven't seen around here with his body type, his athleticism and his approach. If you look at the guys who've struck around here and gotten second and third contracts, it's guys who really understand how to make this work for them -- the game within the game: The note-taking, the preparation, the study habits, the focus, the practice habits.

"The biggest example to me of the kind of guy that he is, is last year when he went through stretches where he didn't catch the ball, has a huge game against New England, then goes through stretches again where he doesn't get a lot of balls thrown his way, then has a big game against Dallas. That's all about approach and focus. And you can't teach that."

Adams' improvement was evident in his game film last season. After struggling to find rapport with Rodgers early in the season, Adams displayed his ability to be a menace when defenses focused on slowing down Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

His 121- and 117-yard performances against the Patriots and Cowboys, respectively, last season exemplify an ability to take advantage of coverages and provide run-after-the-catch ability. Now he just has to be more consistent.

It's not hard to see why Rodgers would be effusive about the young pass catcher. And if Adams does make a leap this year, the Packers offense might never be stopped.

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