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18. Jordy Nelson

Last year: 83

Jordy Nelson signed a four-year, $39 million extension last July and then set about the business of proving he was worth the big bucks.

How do career highs of 98 receptions and 1,519 yards sound? Nelson also hauled in 13 touchdown passes, teaming with Randall Cobb to give Green Bay the first receiving tandem in NFL history to each post at least 90 catches, 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Nelson was rewarded with his first Pro Bowl berth after finishing seventh in the NFL in receptions, fourth in receiving yards and second in receiving touchdowns, trailing only Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys.

He was a second-round pick by the Packers out of Kansas State in the 2008 NFL Draft.

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