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Packers have signed second round wide out Davante Adams

The Green Bay Packers have signed second round pick Davante Adams today. The team compares Adams to James Jones. 

Seven years ago, James Jones came out of San Jose State, measured 6 foot 1 and weighed 207 pounds. Jones ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds, completed the 20-yard shuttle in 4.20 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.06 seconds.

“We have a little bit different parts to our game,” Adams said. “But he definitely is a great player, and has qualities I hope to take on myself moving forward into the NFL.”

The measurables Adams has are highly similar to those Jones brought to the NFL in 2007.

Adams also measured 6 foot 1 and weighed 214 pounds. Adams ran the 40 in 4.56 seconds, timed 4.30 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle and completed the three-cone drill in 6.82 seconds.

The Packers also signed No. 98 overall pick TE Richard Rodgers to a four-year contract. Rodgers (6-foot-4, 257 pounds) made only 11 starts at Cal, managing 59 career catches for 896 yards (15.2 YPR) and two scores. He ran 4.87 at the Combine with a 31 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. 

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