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What Nelson Brings to Broncos

Posted May 10, 2014

Independent analyst Andrew Mason gives his take on what seventh-round pick Corey Nelson provides Denver.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Corey Nelson's place with the Broncos will not only be determined by what he does, but how other linebackers fare, including fifth-round pick Lamin Barrow.

The two have similar skillsets; both are around the ball, aggressive and play with functional football speed. Barrow is 16 pounds heavier than the 221-pound Nelson, which means that he is a better bet to work at middle linebacker at some point.

But even if Barrow beats out Nelson for extensive playing time on defense, he has the chance to earn a role on special teams. The attributes that the Broncos like about Nelson -- aggressiveness and versatility -- lend themselves well to special teams, if he can beat out players like Steven Johnson and Brandon Marshall.

"He's got great speed and a nose for the football so he'll provide some competition and has a chance to make our team," said Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway.

Nelson has recovered from a torn pectoral muscle, and the only constraint he'll have in the coming months is what should be a lively competition among a flock of young linebackers.

"I have a knack for finding the ball. Explosive, fast, can run sideline to sideline, pretty strong," Nelson said. "And I would say covering and playing inside the box, I can do both of those well since I played in two separate defenses at Oklahoma."