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Despite Packers' need, Adams' rookie impact likely limited

7:02 AM, Jun. 4, 2014

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Even high draft picks such as Green Bay Packers second-rounder Davante Adams have to buck long odds to make much of a difference as an NFL rookie receiver.

From the big-picture view, the statistics for a rookie at that position are noteworthy for what they don't produce. Since 2000, NFL teams have selected 117 receivers in the first and second rounds combined. Only 11 of them caught at least 60 passes as a rookie and only four caught at least 70.

Looking specifically at the Packers, the story is similar, and actually worse. ...

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