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Anthony Nelson | Defensive End

Team: Iowa Hawkeyes
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/4/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 271

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Per Pro Football Focus, Iowa redshirt junior Anthony Nelson recorded three sacks on 39 pass-rush snaps in Iowa's 48-31 win over Minnesota.
Nelson also recorded one quarterback hit and four pressures in this outing. Nelson has been a contributor since his redshirt freshman season where he recorded six sacks and eight tackles-for-loss. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes Nelson is a second-third round talent and expects him to be taken in that range in the upcoming draft. Oct 7 - 11:29 AM

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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes Iowa redshirt junior Anthony Nelson is a second-to-third round talent

That's the highest grade he gives any player on the Hawkeyes, and that's saying something because he believes there are four players that deserve draft grades on the Iowa roster. "I’ve had Anthony Nelson ranked highly on my board since his sophomore season," he writes. "He is a big [6'7/265], sometimes-dominant lineman who eats opponents alive and disrupts the action." Pauline believes that Nelson will end up at defensive tackle -- or possibly a three-technique -- but it sounds like the defender will be a versatile player who can help in the interior or off the edge.
Jul 13 - 5:12 PM

Iowa redshirt sophomore DE Anthony Nelson "flashed dominance at times last season and is an exciting prospect for the future," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"Nelson is a developing pass rusher with great length and solid size," Pauline wrote. Nelson (6'7/250) posted 33 tackles, seven sacks, eight TFL, two forced fumbles, one pass break-up and three QB pressures last fall.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 01:32:00 PM