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Don't get confused here: 2011 was no fluke for Jordy Nelson in a pass-happy offense.
Donald Driver is a Packers legend, but he is aging very quickly. Randall Cobb is explosive but still needs to develop. Greg Jennings is the Pro Bowler and big name, but Nelson might be the most important receiver on the field in 2012 for Green Bay.
Nelson recorded 1,263 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2011. While Calvin Johnson was receiving all of the national spotlight, and deservedly so, he only had one more touchdown than Nelson.
Nelson only recorded 68 receptions last season but averaged a fantastic 18.6 yards per reception. He has clearly proven how valuable he can be and will see an increase of passes thrown his way.
If Nelson was able to score 15 touchdowns with only 68 receptions, imagine what he can do with, say, 85 catches. In a pass-heavy offense, it is not out of the question that Nelson tops what he did last year. He may be slightly under the radar, but this phase won't last for long. Nelson is the real deal and ready to explode in 2012.