Davante Adams will be an All-Pro
Just to be clear, when I discuss being named an All-Pro, I am referring to the most widely accepted version which would be the Associated Press (AP). Between the first and second teams, there are eight possible spots for receivers. There are three first-team selections, three second-team selections, and one flex position per team.
In 2017, there were six total receivers among the All-Pro selections. Those six receivers averaged among them 97 receptions with 1,379 yards receiving and seven receiving touchdowns.
Over the course of his young career, Adams has maintained a clip of 11.9 yards per reception. If Adams were to indeed eclipse 100 catches, this number would have to go up to meet the average threshold listed above. But, that would not be a deal breaker.
The reason that Adams will be selected to his first career All-Pro team in 2018 will be the amount of receiving touchdowns. Over the past two seasons, Adams leads the NFL with 22 touchdown receptions. As the primary option, there is no reason that Adams cannot continue to add to that lead. If Adams’ pace were to continue, he could easily eclipse the seven touchdown mark listed above. The only barrier standing in his way is free agent addition Jimmy Graham. Graham could easily poach red zone targets and thus, Adams’ touchdown receptions.
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