Saturday, April 26, 2008

Packers Make A Pick....

With the 36th Pick in the NFL Draft, the Packers make their first selection of the day. It's Jordy Nelson a wide receiver out of Kansas State....He's a tough kid who caught 122 balls for 1606 yards and 11 touchdowns last year at Kansas State. He stands 6'2, and weighs 217 pounds. He catches everything thrown to him and he plays special teams and returned a pair of punts for scores in 2008. Ted Thompson sticks to his guns of taking the best available player. They had the "Fab Five" at WR but now we'll see how that shakes out when we hear from the Packer GM. Driver, Jennings, Robinson, Jones, Nelson.....Martin or Robinson may be looking for work.


CAREER NOTES: Nelson ranks second in school history with 206 receptions...His 206 catches are good for ninth on the Big Twelve Conference career-record chart...His 2,822 yards receiving are surpassed only by Kevin Lockett's 3,032 on KSU's career-record list and rank eighth in conference annals...Ranks third in Wildcats history with 20 touchdown catches...Nelson's 122 receptions in 2007 shattered the old school season-record of 75 by Darnell McDonald in 1998 and the previous Big Twelve mark of 107 grabs by Rashaun Woods of Oklahoma State in 2002...Gained 1,606 yards receiving in 2007, breaking the old school record...His 1,606 yards rank second in Big Twelve history behind Rashaun Woods of Oklahoma State's 1,695 yards in 2002... His eleven touchdown catches in 2007 rank fourth on the KSU season-record list...His 140 points scored in 2007 broke the previous school season-record of 135 by Martin Gramatica in 1998...His fifteen receptions vs. Missouri State, fourteen catches vs. Iowa State and fifteen grabs vs. Fresno State, all in 2007, topped the school's previous game-record of thirteen catches by Michael Smith vs. Missouri in 1989...Gained 209 yards receiving vs. Missouri State and 214 yards vs. Iowa State in 2007, breaking the previous KSU game-record of 206 yards by Darnell McDonald vs. Syracuse in 1997...His three touchdown receptions in the 2007 Oklahoma State clash tied the school game-record...His 92-yard punt return vs. Baylor in 2007 was the fourth-longest punt return in school history. 2007

SEASON: Consensus All-American and unanimous All-Big Twelve Conference first-team choice as a receiver, adding All-Big Twelve honorable mention on special teams...Finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation's top receiver...Selected Big Twelve Conference Offensive Player of the Year by The NFL Draft Report...Started all twelve games at split end, shattering school and conference season-records with 122 receptions for 1,606 yards (13.2 avg) and eleven touchdowns...Sixteen of his catches were for 20 yards or longer...Lost 7 yards on three carries, but made the most of his limited opportunities as a punt returner, as he amassed 264 yards with two touchdowns on five attempts (52.8 avg) and also recorded four tackles (3 solos)...Completed 2-of-4 passes for 45 yards, as both of his completions were good for touchdowns...Set a school season-record with 140 points scored...Gained 1,863 all-purpose yards...Ranked second in the nation with an average of 133.83 yards receiving per game, also ranking second nationally in receptions per game (10.17) and 20th in all-purpose yardage (155.25 ypg).


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