Biography: Moved into the starting lineup on a full-time basis last season and posted career-best numbers of 102/2/7. Junior totals included 46/3/2 with three starts. Used at both cornerback and safety.
Positives: "Versatile defensive back who is best facing the action. Displays a burst of closing speed, gives effort defending the run, and wraps up when tackling. Solid speed to the sidelines. Constantly around the ball carrier."
Negatives: Shows indecision in his game and hesitates reacting to receivers moves off the line. One-speed defensive back who cannot recover. Average ball skills.
Analysis: Nelson significantly improved last season but possesses marginal size/speed numbers and does not have the ball skills to make up for athletic deficiencies. He?s a special teams player and potential back up in a zone system.
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