Broncos select Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson at #242

With the seventh-round pick they acquired from San Francisco in the trade up for Cody Latimer, the Broncos drafted Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson.

The 6-0, 231-pounder played in 45 games (27 starts) before a partially torn pectoral muscle cut short his senior season last October.

Nelson totaled 154 tackles (17.5 for loss), 7.5 sacks, one interception (for a touchdown), and 10 passes defensed in his Sooners career.

The Dallas native was fully cleared in March, just in time for Oklahoma's pro day, when he posted a 4.64-second forty time.

He added 23 bench reps, a 33-inch vertical jump, 117-inch broad jump, 4.43-second 20-yard shuttle, 7.40-second three-cone drill, and 11.54-second 60-yard shuttle.


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