Jalen Nailor was a 3-star that played at the hallowed Bishop Gorman high school in Las Vegas, NV, Nailor chose to attend Michigan State. The Spartans’ offensive scheme was focused on running the ball. He wasn’t very productive as a freshman. The following season he got hurt and was still able to retain his redshirt status even though he played in 4 games. As a redshirt sophomore in 2020, he finally had over 500 receiving yards on only 26 receptions. 2021 was the year of Kenneth Walker, but even so, Nailor managed to eclipse 600 yards while missing games throughout the season due to injury.
At the Combine, his testing numbers were interesting. He had a below average Speed Score, elite Burst Score, and slightly below average agility. Honestly, he’s a tough receiver to evaluate. Given that he is projected to be a 5th round pick, he probably doesn’t warrant a draft pick this year. His injury history is going to be a concern for teams, but if he could stay healthy then he'd be an elite separator.
Jalen Nailor was selected in the 6th round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Nailor, I barely know her. That’s a bad joke and so is taking Jalen Nailor in your rookie drafts. Health concerns and a crowded receiver room are more reasons why you should avoid him rather than pick him up. Also, he was sold as a “speed guy”, but only ran a 4.50 at 5’ 11” 186 lbs.