Cedrick Wilson, WR, Boise State
With Jordy Nelson now a member of the Oakland Raiders, it would make sense for the Packers to look to the draft to develop a player who could maybe one day be as good as Jordy was.
When the Packers drafted Nelson in 2008, they knew he wouldn’t be a star right away. In fact, it took almost three years until he broke out on offense. The same could be the case for Cedrick Wilson.
He has the rare combination of size and speed we saw with Jordy. Standing at 6-foot-3 (the same height as Nelson), Wilson would be one of the tallest wide receivers on the team.
Wilson ran a 4.55 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. That puts him on par with Nelson.
It will take time for Wilson to develop, as with every other player on this list. The Packers like to stay with homegrown talent for their receivers. In fact, all current Packers wide receivers were either drafted by the team or signed as undrafted free agents.
Wilson has strong upside. If given the time he needs, there is a case for him to one day be the next Jordy Nelson on the team.