Aug 31, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; UL Monroe Warhawks quarterback Kolton Browning (15) attempts a pass against Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Corey Nelson (7) during the first half at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
With the 242nd selection acquired from San Francisco, the Denver Broncos have selected Corey Nelson, LB, Oklahoma.
Nelson suffered a torn pectoral injury in 2013, has fully recovered, and was able to participate in a Pro Day this offseason where he posted solid measurables.
At 6’0″ 231 pounds, he ran a 4.60 second 40 yard dash and threw up 23 bench press reps at 225 pounds, also posting a 33-inch vertical leap.
Through six games this past season before injury, Nelson racked up 27 tackles, three tackles for loss, four passes broken up, a sack, and a pick-six.
This is another athletic linebacker prospect picked up by Denver, a player that can contribute on special teams and might have been drafted higher if not for injury. Former five-star high school recruit and high school All-American.