Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: Five Players to Watch

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Davante Adams, Wide Receiver, GB

Dec 8, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons safety Dwight Lowery (20) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers are going to look to replace Nelson with a host of options. Veteran James Jones was recently brought back to the organization, and he will likely get a chance to assert himself back in the offense. Rookie Ty Montgomery is also likely to be involved, as will young, athletic freak Jeff Janis. However, if there is one specific player to pin-point as the Packers’ replacement for Nelson, it would be Davante Adams.

Adams was drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. At the time, many questioned the pick by the Packers due to their already impressive depth at the wide receiver position. That being said, in limited playing time last season, Adams looked like the real deal, catching 38 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns.

More than anything, Adams looked like he belonged on an NFL field as a rookie. He is a balanced receiver with good speed and easy athleticism. He is going to be a nice weapon in the passing game for Rodgers, and with the injury to Nelson, I am sure the Packers are glad to have him around.

The Bears are not exactly filled with All Pro talent at the cornerback position. Kyle Fuller has some nice upside at the position, but he is far from a proven commodity, and he could be tasked with defending Cobb. This likely leaves Alan Ball with the responsibility of defending Adams for a majority of the game, and while he will receive some help, that is a major mis-match with the advantage going to the Packers.

Adams is an impressive talent at the wide receiver position, and if his game translates to his new expanded role, the Bears’ defense could be in some serious trouble on Sunday.

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