Seven games and 66 total snaps. That’s what the Green Bay Packers got out of 2017 third-round pick Montravius Adams during his rookie season.
It started with an injury — a stress fracture in Adams’ foot early in training camp. That sidelined the defensive lineman until week 3. However, the guy obviously never contributed. The only stats he had to speak of were two tackles.
Obviously, you want more out of a third-round pick. Will the Packers get something this year?
Well, Adams is healthy, so that’s a plus. However, it doesn’t quite sound like he’s where he needs to be yet.
“He’s better today than he was yesterday. He’s just a guy that each day, we’re getting better,” defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery said. “He’s coming off the injury, he didn’t get many reps a year ago. So he was better today than he was yesterday, and hopefully tomorrow he’s better than he was today. Each day is a work in progress for us and we’re working hard (with him).
“He shows flashes, and I want those flashes to be more consistent.”
While a full training camp will help Adams, reps will likely still be limited.
Adams is most certainly behind Mike Daniels, Muhammad Wilkerson, Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry on the depth chart. Adams is not going to be a starter, so he’s essentially just battling to make the defensive line rotation at this point.
Sounds like he’ll be on the street or the practice squad. Thanks again Ted.
… hopefully tomorrow he’s better than he was today. Each day is a work in progress for us and we’re working hard (with him).
Wow! I mean wow coach, there is some optimism for Montravius Adams right there. Anytime words like “hopefully” get tossed around with a 3rd round pick, you know we’re in business. Don’t be shy, quit playing your cards so close to your chest.
Gamesmanship people, gamesmanship, right Wolfie?