The divisional round kicks off on Saturday afternoon with the best 1-on-1 game around: Green Bay Packers successor Davante Adams against the Los Angeles Rams corner Jalen Ramsey.
They are both peaks in what they do.
Adams is a red zone monster leading the NFL in TD receptions and despite missing two games, finished second in the catch with 115 and fifth in the yard with 1374. Meanwhile, Ramsey was the top corner of the league, ranking first in the league. allowed admissions when targeting, allowed at least yards and was tied for sixth place in denied TDs.
Ahead of Saturday̵
“I respect Jalen’s game,” Adams told the Milwaukee Journal. “He’s at the top of the list, for sure. I think there are probably three or four super elites – that’s what I like to call them – corner and he’s definitely one of those guys. He plays at a high level, he gets a lot of confidence. He barks a lot, which flows into his self-esteem more. And he’s done a lot of plays. He’s definitely won that. He’s a good player. “
Despite Ramsey’s propensity to speak, Adams doesn’t expect much teasing during the match.
“With Jalen,” Adams said, “I don’t know how much to talk about. Honestly, I don’t see much talk. It’ll probably get a little chip from time to time, but I have respect for it. I’m sure based on the conversations “We’ve had respect for me before. So there won’t be any disrespect or things going on there, but it will probably get hot.”
Adams’ confidence stems from the fact that he is coming out of the fray better than any broad receiver currently playing in the NFL. This innate ability allows the wide star to blow around corners before it can catch it and disrupt game time. This is the reason why it is the most deadly weapon that the red zone receives.
Adams believes that leaving will allow him to play in matches against Ramsey.
“It’s basically rooted in my confidence and the way I play,” Adams said. “There are certain guys who dictate or change the way they play based on who they play, and that can still be a success for them, but the way I play is, as I say, in the driver’s seat. “
The superlatives for both players are out of the charts.
Ramsey allowed the fewest receiving yards (309) in coverage among 33 CBs with more than 500 clicks in the regular season, according to Pro Football Focus. He also allowed 50.0 percent coverage coverage this season, including playoffs (T-2nd lowest in the NFL, minimum 50 goals).