How Davante Adams trade impacts 1st round of 2022 NFL Draft

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The blockbuster trades just keep on coming during the 2022 NFL offseason, this time featuring the Green Bay Packers sending Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for a first- and second-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft.

An Adams-Packers divorce was inevitable after Green Bay used the franchise tag on their superstar wide receiver. Adams informed the Packers this week that he wouldn’t play the 2022 season on a one-year deal, and despite reports suggesting Green Bay was ready to pay Adams the same monster contract he received from the Raiders, it was time to move on.

The Raiders immediately made Adams the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL with a five-year, $141.25 million contract, and are expecting fireworks after reuniting their new WR1 with his college quarterback, Derek Carr.

The two starred together at Fresno State.

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