Biography: Three-year starter who totaled 74/1/3 as a senior after 67 tackles the prior year.
Positives: Tough, run-defending safety best making plays up the field. Aggressive, displays a burst of closing speed, and chases around the field, working to get involved in the action. Displays a good degree of quickness in his game and fights hard to get the ball-carrier.
Negatives: Does not show a sense of timing in coverage. Late reacting when the ball is in the air. Must do a better job wrapping up ball-carriers.
Analysis: Nelson is a traditional run-defending safety best in the box or close to the line. Offers a special teams mentality, which will be his ticket to the next level.
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