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J.D. Nelson
SI Grade
3.04
Position:
S
Class:
Sr
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
5-11.5, 207
40 Time:
4.85

BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter named All-Conference the past two years. Senior numbers were 88/1/5, after 64/1/5 as a junior.

POSITIVES: Big, tough safety who is best defending the run. Possesses a burst of closing speed, squares into tackles and wraps up. Shows a willingness to get involved in the action, and is a big-time hitter. Diagnoses the action, remains disciplined and stays with plays.

NEGATIVES: Not efficient and does not consistently take good angles to the action. Bites on receivers. moves, gets turned and loses assignments. Not fluid pedaling in reverse.

ANALYSIS: Possessing a solid build as well as top size/speed numbers, Nelson is best suited as a conventional strong safety.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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