Kansas State wide receiver Jordy Nelson got his wish.
Nelson hoped to be taken Saturday in the NFL Draft. That meant he would have to go in the first or second round. And with the No. 36 overall pick early in the second round, the Green Bay Packers selected Nelson.
Nelson, the consensus All-American, was second in the nation in receptions (122) and receiving yards (1,606).
“I had no idea,” Nelson said by phone early Saturday evening when asked if he had an idea the Packers would be the team that took him. “There were so many teams that were possibilities. I just want to thank their organization for picking me.”
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Green Bay had traded its pick to the New York Jets in the first round, No. 30 overall, to obtain the Jets’ No. 36 selection and their No. 113th choice in the fourth round.