Packers WR Davante Adams compliments Alabama’s Devonta Smith during national title game
All eyes were on DeVonta Smith during Monday night’s National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams himself was a spectator to the highly-anticipated matchup, and unsurprisingly, the 28-year-old had some high praise for Smith and his outstanding performance.
Adams took to Twitter to express how much respect he has on Smith’s name:
From now on if u misspell my name make sure it’s Devonta cuz he that boy.
— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) January 12, 2021
Smith has a tremendous first-half showing for the undefeated Crimson Tide, logging a record-breaking 11 receptions in the first two periods alone. The Heisman Trophy winner also broke loose for a whopping 173 receiving yards, which in itself is another title game record. Needless to say, Smith stepped it up when the lights were the brightest. The 22-year-old did not seem to be fazed by the intense pressure brought about by the championship match, and his performance served as a testament to this fact.
As for Adams, the Green Bay star is a pretty good wide receiver himself — one of the best in the NFL for that matter. He will need to be at his very best on Saturday, when the Packers take on the Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs.
This bout between two of the top teams in the league also features a sub-storyline that centers around Adams and Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey — an individual battle between two All-Pro players. The Packers are the top-scoring offense in the NFL this season, but they will be put to the test against the No. 1 defense in the league of the Rams.