The NFL’s best outside receivers, No. 14: Jordy Nelson, Packers
The effects of Nelson’s preseason ACL injury on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ passing attack were obvious throughout the 2015 season. Rodgers never looked wholly comfortable without his safety blanket. Nelson is fighting the odds a bit in dealing with a post-injury comeback in his 30s (he turned 31 in May), but he was a 1,500-yard, 13-TD receiver two years ago. He is a body-control extraordinaire, which is why Rodgers often looks his direction in tight spots. Nelson can win at every level of the field, but he is at his best finding space while Rodgers keeps plays alive.