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'Top 100' rankings: Packers WR Davante Adams climbs into top 10 at No. 6

Record-setting 2020 moved dynamic wideout up from No. 57 last year

WR Davante Adams
WR Davante Adams

GREEN BAY – Davante Adams jumped more than half the competition, and he broke a barrier in the process.

Adams rose all the way to No. 6 in the NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2021," climbing 51 spots from a year ago when he was No. 57.

He's the first Packers player other than QB Aaron Rodgers to crack the top 10. The previous highest ranking for a Packers player other than Rodgers was Charles Woodson at No. 16 in 2011, the inaugural year of the list.

Adams made NFL history in 2020 by catching 115 passes and 18 touchdowns, as he became the first player in league history with 100-plus receptions and that many TDs in one year.

The 115 catches set the single-season Packers record, and his 18 touchdowns tied Sterling Sharpe's single-season team mark.

Adams earned first-team All-Pro honors and his fourth straight Pro Bowl selection. He's the first Green Bay receiver to be named All-Pro since Antonio Freeman in 1998, and he joined Hall of Famer James Lofton (1980-85) as the only receivers in team history with that many consecutive Pro Bowl bids.

The "Top 100" list is a peer ranking, voted on annually by players around the league.

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