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Best Of The Mountain West Prospects: Offense

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Fresno State receiver Davante Adams had 32 more catches last season than any player in the Mountain West. Photo courtesy of Rick Dodd.
Fresno State receiver Davante Adams had 32 more catches last season than any player in the Mountain West. Photo courtesy of Rick Dodd.

6-2, 200 pounds

2012 season: 102 rec., 1,312 yds., 14 TDs

Davante Adams was the Mountain West Freshman of the Year in 2012, leading the Mountain West in every receiving category, and was also Derek Carr's favorite receiver. He is lightning fast with and without the ball in his hands and he doesn't drop passes. He's got the perfect size for an NFL receiver and is a dynamic playmaker. He can go up and catch a ball over a defender, he can catch a ball in stride and blow past the defense, and his route-running is incredible for a one-year starter. Adams made many circus catches throughout the season and he even makes a habit of touching two feet in bounds near the sidelines rather than the one required by college rules.

Adams is potentially the third best receiver in the nation behind USC's Marqise Lee and Clemson's Sammy Watkins. He had an outstanding redshirt freshman season, and if he has a 2013 season anywhere near 2012, he will be a late first-early second round pick in 2014.