The Broncos signed their first 2014 NFL Draft pick today. That player being seventh round pick, Linebacker Corey Nelson.
7th-rd pick @C_Ne7son signed Monday, the first of the #Broncos' 2014 draft picks to do so: http://t.co/AWJscHbY81 pic.twitter.com/hYtsCw8wK4— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) June 2, 2014
Terms of the deals have not been released, but should trickle in any moment now.
Nelson's 2013 season at Oklahoma was cut short by injury. Nelson suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle early in the season, but he still managed to total 27 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, four pass breakups and an interception that he returned for a touchdown that season.
Nelson had a very good 2012 campaign. He was an Academic All-Big 12 second-team member in 2012 and honorable mention All-Big 12 honoree in 2011. During his career at Oklahoma Nelson totaled 153 total tackles in his career, including 17.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks.
"I have a knack for finding the ball. Explosive, fast, can run sideline to sideline, pretty strong," Nelson said on his first conference call with the Denver media. "And I would say covering and playing inside the box, I can do both of those well since I played in two separate defenses at Oklahoma."
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Corey Nelson looks to compete for a roster spot at the weak-side linebacker spot, and on special teams. Nelson has the skill set to fit in as a coverage linebacker in Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio's defensive system.
More about Linebacker Corey Nelson:
- A scouting report on Corey Nelson
- Seven things to know about Corey Nelson