Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers
2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs
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Over the past two years, Nelson has really blossomed into one of the top receivers in the league. His targets total grew by about 20 percent in 2014, from 127 to 151. Jordy has caught 67.1 percent of his career targets, which just screams, 'Give me the ball!' Last season, he set career highs in catches (98), yards (1,519) and targets (151). Over his last 60 games, Nelson has 43 TDs. In his career, Jordy has three 1,000-yard campaigns. He is coming off a year in which he posted seven 100-yard games, finished nine games with at least six receptions and ended eight contests with double-digit targets. In multiple games in 2014, the Packers didn't need Nelson much after the first quarter because they had already built such a big lead. Jordy has big-play ability and value at the goal line. I expect Green Bay to get its No. 3 wideout more involved this fall, but barring an injury, Nelson offers too much upside to have any regression. He has a chance to record at least 100 catches, 1,500 yards and 10 TDs. His early ADP is 13th overall, making him the sixth WR off the board. If you are deciding between him and some of the other elite wide receiver, just remember who is throwing Nelson the ball.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is in danger of missing Week 1 with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. However, our very own Bill Huber from Packer Report wrote an excellent article explain why Cobb will be ready for Week 1. His research points to Cobb being active when the season kicks off. That game is 14 days away. For a recent comparable, Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson suffered a similar injury at practice on Aug. 6. He returned to practice on Aug. 23 — 17 days later — but has not played in the preseason. However, in a 2013 study of more than 720 NFL players sustaining AC sprains over the span of 12 seasons, the average time missed for players not requiring surgery was 9.8 days. Based on that timeline, Cobb would have the full practice week to get ready for Chicago."
This is great news and an excellent report. The Packers desperately need Cobb for the season opener. He is now the WR1 with no truly proven wideouts behind him. After Jordy Nelson tore his ACL, Cobb's ADP spiked and rightfully so. He's now being drafted as the WR7. This is a fair price when you consider he's now Aaron Rodgers undisputed best option.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors8/31 - Packers WR Randall Cobb has history on his side to play Week 1
8/29 - Packers WR Randall Cobb injures shoulder in Saturday's game
8/26 - Packers WR Davante Adams plans on 'capitalizing' on his opprtunity
8/25 - Packers WR Ty Montgomery lining up as the WR3 at practice
8/24 - Packers WR Jordy Nelson's MRI confirms ACL tear
8/23 - Packers WR Jordy Nelson injures knee, initial diagnosis is torn left ACL
8/23 - Packers QB Aaron Rodgers spotted with his right wrist and forearm heavily wrapped on sidelines
8/20 - Packers WR Davante Adams 'had a heck of a camp'
8/17 - Packers WR Randall Cobb impressed the team ran 33 plays in first quarter
8/7 - Aaron Rodgers plans to give Packers WR Davante Adams more 'opportunities' this season
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|2.08||KFFL - Nelson is one of my favorite WR targets this year and should easily live up to this draft placement.|
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