According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, the Carolina Panthers will be working out Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams today. This isn’t the first time the Panthers have shown interest in the talented receiver -- Panthers representatives attended Fresno State’s Pro Day in March to watch him work out, and receivers coach Ricky Proehl also conducted a private workout with Adams earlier this month.
The 6-foot-1, 212 pound receiver was one of the most productive pass catchers in all of college football last season. Adams led the FBS with 131 receptions, and finished second in receiving yards with 1719. Adams also had 38 touchdown catches in the last two years, including an incredible 24 receiving touchdowns in 2013.
Adams fits what the Panthers need at the wide receiver position. He's a bigger outside receiver who can make tough catches down the sidelines and win in contested situations in the end zone. His performance at the 2014 NFL Combine confirmed what evaluators saw on tape, as his 39.5 inch vertical was the highest of all the receivers at the event.
Adams has been compared to Michael Crabtree and Michael Floyd, as a bigger, high-volume possession receiver with good hands. Like Crabtree and Floyd, Adams has the ability to not only continuously hurt defenses underneath, but he also has enough speed to make an impact on deeper routes as well.
Adams is currently being projected to go in the late first or early second round of the Draft. If the Panthers like him enough, it's possible he could be their selection at 28 overall.
Check out this impressive mini-highlight reel of all of Davante Adam's catches down the sidelines and in the end zone from the 2012 season: