While the Green Bay Packers are focused squarely on who they are going to be adding to the roster this season, it's never too early to start looking at who they might be losing after the 2018 season. Davante Adams is one of those players that the team might be in danger of losing, especially if he happens to have yet another season like he did in 2016. ESPN has gone so far as to rank him the top WR in the class. Because his 2016 was somewhat of a surprise, the caveat from the sports giant is that he needs to make sure he has a 2017 that is as good as 2016.

Big jump for Adams

Adams has made himself one of the better receivers in the NFL largely because there has been some serious improvement from his rookie year to his third season.

The good news for fans of the franchise is that his rookie year was plenty impressive as well. Debuting on the scene with 38 catches, 446 yards, and three touchdowns, he followed that up with 50 catches for 483 yards.

It was his third season where the Green Bay Packers receiver became one of the best in the league. The former Fresno State bulldog amassed 75 receptions for 997 yards and a whopping 12 touchdowns in 2016. If his improvement continues at the pace Adams has shown in his last two years then he should indeed be one of the best in the league.

Draft luck

As ESPN points out, one of the reasons Adams could become one of the best free agents on the market is a fluke of the rules. The receiver was part of a 2014 draft class that was especially deep at his position.

The receivers that were taken in the first round will likely be given their "fifth-year" deals covered in NFL rules.

Adams, is not covered by the same rule because he went in the second round. It's possible the Green Bay Packers will work out a deal with him. Team President Mark Murphy talked during the owners meetings about Adams being one of the players the team wanted to zero in on.

Should he be allowed to test the free-agent waters, he could be a big target for several other teams around the league.

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