Saturday, April 26, 2008

Packers take Kansas State WR Jordy Nelson

With their first pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, #36 overall, the Packers selected Kansas State WR Jordy Nelson. He's only been a receiver for three years. He had a great Senior Bowl, according to reports, where he really turned some heads...apparently including that of Ted Thompson. Has good size at almost 6'3". "Sneaky fast" as one of the pundits put it. He was a sprint champion in high school, and has 4.5 speed. Mel Kiper says he "catches everything thrown to him" and is a very good athlete. A "good pick" according to Kiper. From the Packers site: "The consensus All-American shattered school and Big Twelve Conference season-records in 2007, hauling in 122 passes for 1,606 yards (13.2 avg) and eleven touchdowns. He scored twice on five punt returns for 264 yards (52.8 avg) and registered a school record 140 points."

For the scouting report on Nelson -- who was one of those names that never came up as a person of interest -- check here. Get to know your new Packers receiver!