The wait was worth it for Palo Alto's Davante Adams, whose NFL future involves catching passes from Aaron Rodgers.
Taken by the Green Bay Packers with the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday, the Fresno State wide receiver called the news "awesome."
"I can't wait," Adams said by phone from his family's home. "He's the best quarterback in the NFL. I've watched him for a long time. Now I get to play with him. It's pretty crazy ... a dream come true."
Rodgers, the one-time Cal star, was also a happy man.
"Love it," Rodgers tweeted after the selection.
Adams, 21, said he's never been anywhere as cold as Green Bay. But he isn't worried about it.
"I'm totally good with it," he said. "For what I'm doing, it definitely outweighs everything else."
The 6-foot-1, 212-pound Adams figured he had a 50-50 chance of being taken in Thursday's first round. But he had to be patient before hearing his name announced.
Five wide receivers were taken in the first round, and USC's Marqise Lee, Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews and Colorado's Paul Richardson went ahead of him Friday. A record 12 wideouts were taken in the first two rounds.
A graduate of Palo Alto High, Adams led the NCAA in pass receptions as a redshirt sophomore in 2013, grabbing 131 passes for 1,718 yards and 24 touchdowns. In two seasons, he caught 233 passes for 3,030 yards and a Mountain West Conference career-record 38 TDs.
Adams caught at least one touchdown pass in 22 of 26 games he played for the Bulldogs.
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