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‘On the verge of being a special player'

Jordy Nelson

Many Packers fans were scratching their heads when general manager Ted Thompson used the team's first pick of the recent NFL draft on wide receiver Jordy Nelson, but Packer Report's Matt Tevsh explains why Nelson can be a special player.

Based on the reaction at the Green Bay Packers draft party in the Lambeau Field Atrium and considering the depth at the wide receiver position, many Packers' fans may still be wondering why the Packers made Jordy Nelson their first pick this past weekend. Nelson, a wide receiver out of Kansas State, was the third receiver taken in the draft, yet many analysts projected him outside of the top five...

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