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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Reggie Nelson - Cincinnati Bengals

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about REGGIE NELSON: Florida, 5113 198 4.53. Early entry. Two-year starter, JC transfer. Athletic, aggressive, tough, and fast. Similar in size to Eagles’ Brian Dawkins. A solid senior year elevated his stock. He is a rangy sideline to sideline athlete that can cover ground quickly. Improved his ability to read and rect. May be more learned than instinctive. Explosive force in the secondary. Initiates contact. Physically touch and aggressive. Intense. Body control as a tackler has improved. A competitive athlete that goes all out and gives effort to play coverage and get in on play. Will contribute on special teams. Will need repetitions. Will need to improve technique in every phase of his game. Out of control as a tackler at times. Has come a long way in a year. Previously struggled to read and react to plays in front of him. Coming from junior college he was not a technique oriented player and had to learn how to back pedal, keep a good base, stay in his pedal as long as possible, and to transition out of his pedal. Footwork, run support angles, and tackling were well below average. A raw athlete that is still developing cover skills and reads. It was a credit to his hard work on and off the field that he elevated his game from a late second day pick to an early first day choice. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-8 5/8, SS-4.15, VJ-34.5).