Steven Nelson- Cornerback- Oregon State
Size: 5’10 199lbs
2013 Stats: 62 tackles 6 INTs
2014 Stats: 60 tackles 2 INTs
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Strengths:

  • Aggressive
  • Good press corner
  • Great confidence- will challenge anyone
  • Good ball skills
  • Dominant Senior Bowl
  • No issues in run defense

Analysis: Nelson was my favorite player to watch at the Senior Bowl.  Nicknamed “Mighty Mouse” Nelson will not back down from any receiver, and will get up in their face to cover them-great press coverage.  Solid in run support, Nelson will lay his small body on the line for a tackle.  Nelson routinely beat wide receivers at the Senior Bowl, and covered Auburn receiver Sammie Coates better than anyone on tape in 2014.

Need to Improve:

  • Lacks ideal size
  • Aggressive-results in penalties
  • Not a physical specimen

Analysis: Nelson’s heart and effort are unquestioned, but his small stature could be off putting for some NFL scouts.  His aggressive nature can come back and bite him on double moves and pass interference calls.  Nelson was one of the most flagged defensive backs in the Pac-12.

Round Prediction: 3-4

NFL Comparison: Antoine Winfield

Dan SchalkFootballNFL DraftNFL DraftSteven Nelson- Cornerback- Oregon State Size: 5'10 199lbs 2013 Stats: 62 tackles 6 INTs 2014 Stats: 60 tackles 2 INTs Strengths: Aggressive Good press corner Great confidence- will challenge anyone Good ball skills Dominant Senior Bowl No issues in run defense Analysis: Nelson was my favorite player to watch at the Senior Bowl.  Nicknamed 'Mighty Mouse' Nelson will not back...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?