After highlighting the backfield for the Packers, it’s time to move on to the perimeter. And that means for us an in-depth look at the group that disappointed most last season: the Wide Receivers. Our third chapter of the Packers depth chart breakdown will focus on that group that hauls in the passes from Aaron Rodgers the most.
For this series, which will finish by training camp starts, we will look at each and every player on the roster, breaking down their strengths, weaknesses, their role, and their best and worst case scenarios. I will also project their role. Let’s dive into the depths of the Packers pool of talent.
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#87 JORDY NELSON
6’3” 217 lbs. Age 31 (9th Season)
Drafted in the 2nd Round (36th overall) in 2008 from Kansas State
Strengths: Much like Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson’s strengths can be filed under “everything.” He runs phenomenal routes, has one of the best pairs of hands in the league, has great chemistry with Rodgers, and can hit the home run on any route, short and long. He also is a leader in the locker room and elevates his teammates.
Weaknesses: The only glaring weakness is Jordy’s knee. After missing all of last season with a torn ACL, he looks to return to his 2014 form where he set a Packer record for receiving yards. But at age 31 we won’t know until he actually runs a route, plants, and takes a hit.