With the NFL Draft quickly approaching, could the Green Bay Packers find themselves a new Jordy Nelson?
As we approach the NFL draft, as Lombardi Ave’s Freddie Boston explained, wide receiver is still a need for the Green Bay Packers. Last week, Packers favorite Jordy Nelson announced he was retiring and stepping away from the professional stage.
Every Packer fan has a favorite Jordy Nelson play and every Cheesehead can agree that when we look back at Aaron Rodgers‘ career, Jordy will be on the receiving end of many of his greatest highlights.
Could the Packers find themselves another Jordy Nelson in this year’s draft? Honestly, probably not. It can’t be understated how great Jordy was in college, putting up numbers against top DBs like Aqib Talib. But more importantly, it’s how great Jordy was in the Green Bay community that can’t be replicated.
But could the Packers find themselves someone in the mould of Jordy? A big receiver who can work the boundary mercilessly, who has some deep threat speed and can become a reliable target for Rodgers? Definitely.
So let’s count down a few prospects who could be that player…
All of this said, I don’t want to downplay Davante Adams’ role. He’s a superstar on own but he’s not Jordy. He’s his own player, with his own style. Could one of the young receivers on the roster become that player? Sure, both MVS and EQ seem to have the skills to do it. It wouldn’t hurt to have more than one of those type of players. Rodgers played some of his best football back when the receiving corps was filled with players like that.