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Minnesota Vikings WR Jalen Nailor

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WR Jalen Nailor

WR Jalen Nailor

Michigan State | RS Junior | Round 6, Pick 191

"Speedy" Nailor came to Michigan State as an all-state football player and state-champion sprinter from talent-rich Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. Injuries derailed his first two seasons in East Lansing, missing five contests in 2018 (8-138-17.3, two TDs; 9-128-14.2, one TD rushing; 4-13-3.3 punt returns in eight games) and being limited to four appearances in 2019 (15-106-7.1 receiving; 5-27-5.4 rushing; 3-77-25.7 kick returns; 2-17-8.5 punt returns). Nailor started all seven games in 2020, though, to lead the Spartans with 515 receiving yards (26 receptions, 19.8 per rec.) and four touchdowns (1-21 rushing; 2-11-5.5 kick returns; 2-18-9.0 punt returns). He played the first eight games of the 2021 season along with the team's bowl game (37-695-18.8, six TDs receiving; 5-81-16.2 kick returns) but a hand injury kept him out of the last four regular-season contests. -- by Chad Reuter,