• Jordy Nelson (WR) #87

    Jordy Nelson
    ADP:Round: 2, Pick: 2
    Team:Green Bay
    Ht / Wt:6'3" / 217 lb.
    College:Kansas State
    Born:May 31, 1985
    Drafted:2008 / Rd. 2 (36)
    Draft Team:GB


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    May 29, 2017

    Jordy Nelson's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Nelson's current ADP is 2.02, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 2nd pick of the 2nd round, and 13th selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.


    2016 Season Stats

    Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Ru Att Ru Yds Ru TD
    97 1,257 14 0 0 0

    Recent drafts with Jordy Nelson:

    Draft #DateFormatNelson's Draft Pick
    4142083 5/29/2017 Standard 11th
    4142078 5/29/2017 Standard 14th
    4142024 5/29/2017 Standard 15th
    4141988 5/29/2017 Standard 16th
    4141986 5/29/2017 Standard 15th
    4141984 5/29/2017 Standard 11th
    4141980 5/29/2017 Standard 13th
    4141977 5/29/2017 Standard 13th
    4141971 5/29/2017 Standard 16th
    4141934 5/29/2017 Standard 14th

    Players drafted after Jordy Nelson:

    Jay Ajayi RB MIA 2.02
    Michael Thomas WR NO 2.04
    Dez Bryant WR DAL 2.05
    Todd Gurley RB LAR 2.05
    T.Y. Hilton WR IND 2.06
    Rob Gronkowski TE NE 2.07
    Lamar Miller RB HOU 2.08
    Amari Cooper WR OAK 2.10
    Brandin Cooks WR NE 2.10
    Aaron Rodgers QB GB 2.11
    DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 2.11
    Doug Baldwin WR SEA 3.03
    Spencer Ware RB KC 3.04
    Isaiah Crowell RB CLE 3.04
    Leonard Fournette RB JAC 3.04

    Injury History and Status

    No injury history available for Jordy Nelson.


    Jordy Nelson Biography

    Childhood and high school

    Jordy Nelson was born on May 31, 1985 in Manhattan, Kansas. His parents had season tickets to Kansas state football games which might have influenced him to join the game.

    He joined Riley County High School where he played for the Falcons as a rookie. In his senior year playing as quarterback, he completed 62 percent of his passes for 1029 yards and eight touchdowns Nelson also won a national AAU championship in 400 meters as a 10-year old.


    From 2003 to 2005, Nelson played under Bill Snyder for the Kansas State University football team. Snyder initially saw that Nelson was suited to play as a defensive back, but after impressing during practice he moved him to wide receiver.

    In his sophomore year, Nelson performed beyond expectations resulting in him being placed in the Bilentikoff Award watch list. He had a disappointing campaign during his junior year, mainly attributed to injuries that struck him within that period. However, in his senior year tables turned and he enjoyed a breakthrough season and was regarded among the nation’s elite wide receivers. His college highlights video is available here.

    NFL Draft

     Nelson was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft combine. He was the 36th pick of the second round. Green bay had traded its first round selection to the Jets for the Jets’ second.  At the draft, he was a scout favorite due to his quickness and separation off the line.  He had a 40 time of 4.52 seconds and a vertical leap of 31. You can view Jordy’s full draft profile here

    2015 NFL season

    In august 2015, green bay announced that nelson would miss the entire season due to a significant knee injury. Further tests revealed that he had sustained a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament in the first quarter of the game against Pittsburgh Steelers. He underwent a constructive knees surgery that kept him out for over six months. Here is a video of his injury.

    2016 NFL season

    Nelson worked hard to regain full fitness, hoping to positively impact the Packers in the new season. His sheer strength and athleticism had been sorely missed in the previous season and fans were hoping that he would come back even better than before.

    In his comeback game Jordy helped his team see off Jacksonville Jaguars by finishing with six receptions and a team high 32 yards.

    He finished the season with 97 receptions, 1257 receiving yards and a NFL high, 14 touchdowns. Here are his top 10 plays of 2016 .

    Personal life

    Nelson married Emily Roethlisberger in 2007. They have been blessed with two boys, Brooks and Royal. Jordy is a staunch Christian and has previously spoken openly about his faith.

    In summer 2015, he signed a four year $39 million deal with the Green Bay Packers. The deal would see him earn a base salary of $1.3 million and an additional $500,000 workout bonus. The contract had a clause that increased Nelson’s salary in 2016, with the bonuses shooting up to $1 million.

    Kansas State University publicized that they would name the team’s locker room as the “Nelson Family Locker Room” following Jordy’s donation towards the renovation of their sports facilities.

    He wears #87 jersey for the packers and has a madden rating of 89, the ninth best of a wide receiver.

    His twitter handle is @JordyRNelson and his instagram is @jordynelson.


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