• Jordy Nelson (WR) #87

    Jordy Nelson
    ADP:Round: 7, Pick: 6
    Team:Oakland
    Ht / Wt:6'3" / 217 lb.
    College:Kansas State
    Age:31
    Born:May 31, 1985
    Drafted:2008 / Rd. 2 (36)
    Draft Team:GB

    Injury Status - Week 1

    Not on injury report

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    News

    No go Saturday

    Saturday, August 18, 12:42 PM

    Nelson won't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

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    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    August 18, 2018

    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 7.06, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 6th pick of the 7th round, and 77th selection overall.

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

    Recent drafts with Jordy Nelson:

    Draft #DateFormatNelson's Draft Pick
    5044376 8/18/2018 Standard 80th
    5044250 8/18/2018 Standard 83rd
    5044246 8/18/2018 Standard 82nd
    5044242 8/18/2018 Standard 86th
    5044239 8/18/2018 Standard 95th
    5044237 8/18/2018 Standard 63rd
    5044234 8/18/2018 Standard 78th
    5044233 8/18/2018 Standard 79th
    5044106 8/18/2018 Standard 82nd
    5044104 8/18/2018 Standard 80th

    Players drafted after Jordy Nelson:

    Isaiah Crowell RB NYJ 7.06
    Carlos Hyde RB CLE 7.07
    Delanie Walker TE TEN 7.08
    Kirk Cousins QB MIN 7.10
    Julian Edelman WR NE 7.10
    Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN 7.11
    Andrew Luck QB IND 8.01
    Robby Anderson WR NYJ 8.04
    Devin Funchess WR CAR 8.04
    CJ Anderson RB CAR 8.04
    Aaron Jones RB GB 8.04
    Jordan Reed TE WAS 8.06
    Tarik Cohen RB CHI 8.06
    Chris Thompson RB WAS 8.06
    Jacksonville Defense DEF JAX 8.09
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    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.

    College

    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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