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Seven things to know about Oklahoma LB Corey Nelson, Broncos 7th round draft pick

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The Denver Broncos selected Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Check out these seven facts to become an expert on Denver's Mr. Irrelevant.

Justin Edmonds

Why seven? You know why...

1. Corey Nelson was a five star ( and four-star recruit (ESPN, Rivals) out of high school in Dallas, Texas.

2. Nelson was an Academic All-Big 12 honoree in two seasons (2011, 2012) at Oklahoma.

3. Nelson returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown against Notre Dame in 2013; it was his first college career interception.

4. His senior year was looking extremely promising, as Nelson had 27 tackles, three tackles-for-loss, one sack, and four pass break-ups in only five games.

5. In Oklahoma's fifth game, however, Nelson suffered a torn pectoral muscle that ended his senior season.

6. Nelson said at rookie minicamp that he has been 100 percent since his Pro Day in March. "I did 225 (pounds) 23 times, so that was a good feeling," he said.

7. Nelson has a roster-veteran ally in former Oklahoma S Quinton Carter. "Absolutely. When I first got out here, that was the first person I hit up," said Nelson. "He just kind of talked to me. The day I got there, he just showed me how things would be and the intensity and the mindset that I need to have coming in here."

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