Gut Reaction: Broncos draft Corey Nelson with pick #242

If Corey Nelson hadn't partially torn his pectoral muscle early last year, he would have gone higher in today's draft.

If the NCAA hadn't denied him a fifth year of eligibility, he would have gone higher next year. If he was a little larger and a little taller--well, you get the drift.

But none of that happened. The super-athletic linebacker is now the property of the Denver Broncos.

Nelson is quick, fast (yeah, there's a difference between the two), hits hard, and no doubt, a candidate to make the Broncos on special teams, where speed and quickness are in high demand.

Since he was injured most of last year, the following tape is from his his junior year:

The kid has a great motor. You can't tear that.

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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