Packers’ Amari Rodgers learning from Davante Adams after years of film study
He hasn’t played an official snap at wideout yet for the Packers, but rookie third-round pick Amari Rodgers is already becoming a fan favorite.
The former Clemson Tiger was one of several Packers in attendance at the Bucks’ Game 4, and he even threw out the first pitch of a Brewer game over the weekend.
Rodgers is on the fast track to being a dependable slot receiver in the offense and even the main punt returner. Coming from one of the best college programs in Clemson, Rodgers looks like he knows how to play at an elite level. He was asked this week what he can carry over from his Clemson playback to what the Packers are teaching him.
“Shoot, it’s not really much at all to be honest, except the same routes,” he said. “It’s different terminology, which makes it how different it is. But the concepts at the end of the day–football is football.”
Rodgers played running back up until junior year of high school, and throughout his time at Clemson he’s been watching film of several NFL wideouts like Stefon Diggs and Antonio Brown to learn how best to play the position. But the guy he’s watched the most film of the last five years is none other than his new teammate, Davante Adams.
“I told my coach [at Clemson] make a cut-up of Davante, his whole season. I’d just go through and watch his cut-ups and just try to learn things from him,” Rodgers said. “I’ve been doing that ever since I got to Clemson. Being able to be in the same room and listen to him break down his own routes, break down coverages, and our offense, and learn from him–it’s just going to be even better for me.”
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