Packers: Five draft prospects who could be the next Jordy Nelson

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TEMPE, AZ – NOVEMBER 10: Wide receiver N’Keal Harry #1 of the Arizona State Sun Devils carries in the second half against the UCLA Bruins at Sun Devil Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. The Arizona State Sun Devils won 31-28. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /

1. N’Keal Harry

Arizona State, 6-foot-4, 213 pounds

One of the draft’s top receivers might fall into the Packers’ lap.

N’Keal Harry has been my favourite receiver prospect, along with Deebo Samuel, since he declared in November last year. I love his game. Maybe it’s because subconsciously, as a Packers fan, there’s something Jordy-esque about the way Harry plays.

A good route-runner who knows how to create separation, not necessarily with top-tier speed but with aggressive, physical route-running and utilisation of his surprising quickness. Harry shares Jordy’s quiet but obvious alpha attitude along with the ability to dominate when it comes to contested balls.

Harry looks like Jordy once the ball is in his hands. Incredibly good at running after the catch even though he isn’t very elusive. Very difficult to bring down in the open field because of his strength (he put up 27 reps on the bench press at the combine, so he’s no slouch).

Even though he has good hands and knows how to fully use that elite catch radius of his, he did suffer from a few drops. But Harry has a lot of room to improve, and with Rodgers’ strong desire for perfection, from himself and those around him, Harry could improve drastically.

I doubt Harry will be available for the Packers at #44, but he could be there at #30. If he is, unless there’s a far better player, which seems unlikely, the Packers shouldn’t think twice about giving Rodgers a top-tier weapon.

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One last thing: Rodgers is going to love him on those back-shoulder throws.