Shawn Nelson TE Southern Miss #1

Ht: 6'5
Wt: 240

Ideal height. Elite athleticism for a tight end. Above average speed. Good hands. Good route runner; can find the soft spot in zones which is key for a tight end.
Limited in his ability as a blocker. Lacks the toughness to succeed as a blocker in the NFL. Seems to lack the effort in all aspects of his game; wants to coast by on his athleticism without putting in the hard work.
Nelson has the physical tools to be an adequate tight end at the next level. His athleticism could be a valuable addition in certain offensive systems, but he may never be a complete tight end. His place in the draft is difficult to predict because much will be determined by how he carries himself in interviews. He could be a 2nd round selection, or he could fall to the 4th or 5th round.

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