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Silver Minings: Davante Adams is single-coverage star

He does so much so well

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Davante Adams
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Is there anything as a wide receiver that new Las Vegas Raiders’ No. 1 target Davante Adams isn’t great at?

I truly don’t think so.

Pro Football Focus recently pointed out that Adams, who the Raiders traded their first and second-round draft picks this year to the Green Bay Packers for in March, was the NFL leader in grades in single coverage the past two seasons.

As you can see, Adams’ grades were elite.

That’s why it’s so important for the Raiders to pair Adams with tight end Darren Waller and slot man Hunter Renfrow. Adams is playing with better receiving teammates in Las Vegas than he did in Green Bay. So, he actually may get more opportunities for single-coverage plays.

Expect new Las Vegas coach Josh McDaniels to exploit Adams’ abilities. Again, this is going to be a fun season.

Other Raiders’ links:

  • Tackle rankings: PFF has Raiders’ left tackle Kolton Miller ranked as the 16th overall best tackle in the NFL.
  • Schedule release preview: With the full NFL regular-season being released tonight, CBS Sports previews the Raiders’ slate.
  • High marks: Bleacher Report has ranked the Raiders with the sixth best offense in the NFL. That will work.