Best of the Packers: Top 10 wide receivers since 1960

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Nov 30, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) reaches the ball for a touchdown as New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty (32) falls to the ground during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

9. Jordy Nelson (2008-14)

The Green Bay Packers used a second-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft to select Kansas State All-American Jordy Nelson, who made his initial contributions primarily as a kick returner before grabbing a leading role in the passing game later in his career.

Nelson returned 58 kicks between 2008-10, averaging 22.7 yards a return, and also spent some time as the punt returner in 2009.

He broke out in 2011 with 68 catches for 1,263 yards and 15 touchdowns and after an injury-plagued 2012 campaign came back with 85 receptions for 1,314 yards and eight scores in 2013.

He made his first Pro Bowl in 2014, after signing a big four-year contract extension, catching 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In seven seasons, Nelson has 400 catches for 6,109 yards and 49 scores. He is eighth in Packer history with 400 receptions, ninth with 6,109 yards and tied for seventh with 49 touchdown catches.

His 1,519 receiving yards in 2014 set a new franchise single-season record, breaking the mark of 1,497 set by Robert Brooks in 1995.

He is under contract through 2018.

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