The Denver Broncos have selected Outside Linebacker Corey Nelson in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Nelson figures to be a weak-side linebacker in the Broncos defense, backing up Danny Trevathan. Look for Nelson to battle for a roster spot, and potentially be a Practice Squad addition.
Height: 6'0 Weight: 231 40 Time: 4.60
Bench Press: 23 reps: Broad Jump: 9'9"
20 Yard Shutte: 4.20 seconds 3-Cone Drill: 7.37 seconds
- Speed: Nelson has some good speed and burst to him. Nelson has a tremendous closing burst to the play, and covers a lot of area.
- Effective In Space: Nelson is effective in space, and relatively instinctive.
- Three Year Starter: His best year was in 2011 when he 59 tackles, 8.5 for a loss, and 5.5 sacks.
- Pursuit: Nelson is a run and chase linebacker, and shows he's a sideline to sideline player.
- Small: Nelson is a bit undersized. Is listed at 231lbs, and played at 225 in college.
- Durability Concerns: Nelson has a small frame like I said previously, and that may lead in injuries in the NFL.
- Pectoral Injury: Missed the majority of the 2013 season with a pectoral injury.