5. Jordy Nelson
The 2008 second round pick waited until an epic stage to have his coming out party.
Jordy Nelson’s 9 receptions for 140 yards in Super Bowl 45 were both career highs at the time. Nelson has been spectacular ever since.
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He would follow up the Super Bowl with 15 touchdown receptions and 1,263 receiving yards during the 2011 season. Good enough to earn a spot as an alternate on the Pro Bowl team.
The 2013 season saw Nelson start in all 16 games, for the first time in his career. His 85 receptions for 1,314 yards and 8 touchdowns would land him as a Pro Bowl alternate yet again. Aaron Rodgers‘ go-to-guy and vertical threat had more than emerged.
2014 would see Nelson enter the historic record book of the Packers. His 1,519 yards would surpass Robert Brooks for a single-season team record. He also posted 209 yards against the New York Jets in a 31-24 come-from-behind victory.
Setting on 400 receptions and 49 career touchdowns, a 2015 ACL tear showed just how valuable Nelson is to his team.
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