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What they had said about Nelson

Posted by Chris Brown on May 14, 2009 – 10:30 am

I thought it’d be interesting to go back and look at some of the comments that the draft experts had made about Shawn Nelson prior to the draft. What guys like Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper said pretty much cements the fact that Nelson was a steal in round four. See below.

“The guy that has made the biggest impression to me is Shawn Nelson from Southern Miss,” said Mayock. “I watched some tape of him, I knew he could get vertical and catch the football, but at the Senior Bowl I thought he had as good a week as maybe anybody. He knocked Rey Maualuga on his butt a couple of times in one-on-one drills. He’s what I would call a willing blocker. He’s not a great blocker, but he’s willing. He’s 6’5” and 240 and he’s got a body type to get bigger and because I think he’s got some innate toughness I think he will become a blocker and I really like him a lot.”

“Shawn Nelson is a second round type of guy,” said Kiper. “At worst a third rounder for the type of ability he has in the passing game.”


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