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Fresno State WR Davante Adams reportedly to enter NFL draft


Fresno State redshirt sophomore wide receiver Davante Adams will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, according to a report Thursday night.

Adams has signed with an agent, eliminating the possibility of returning to the Bulldogs, reported.

Forming a potent battery with senior quarterback Derek Carr, Adams had 131 receptions for 1,719 yards and 24 touchdowns, most in the FBS. He was the only player to top 20 scoring catches this season.

Adams (6-foot-2, 216 pounds) shows great body control (as demonstrated on his adjustment to a back-shoulder throw for a touchdown in the Las Vegas Bowl last Saturday) and uses his strength well as a blocker and receiver on screen passes. However, he ran a fairly limited route tree in the Fresno State spread offense and there are questions about his speed.

NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah compares Adams to San Diego Chargers rookie Keenan Allen, who dropped in the draft over similar concerns about his 40-yard dash. Adams could be in the second tier of what is expected to be a strong crop of wide receivers, should the likes of Sammy Watkins of Clemson, Marqise Lee of USC and Mike Evans of Texas A&M declare for the draft as expected.

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