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Jonathan Nelson | Defensive Back | #37

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (229) / LAR
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Panthers signed S Jonathan Nelson from their practice squad.
A seventh-round pick out of Oklahoma, Nelson recorded nine tackles for the Rams in preseason action. He'll add depth with Charles Godfrey (shoulder) questionable this week. Fri, Dec 23, 2011 12:52:00 PM

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The Rams project No. 229 overall pick Jonathan Nelson as a free safety in their scheme.

Nelson (5'10/197) was an undersized strong safety at Oklahoma. CBS draft analyst Rob Rang interestingly called Nelson his favorite Rams pick late on the third day. Nelson only managed 17 college starts, but had five interceptions, three forced fumbles, and was the Sooners' second-leading tackler last year. St. Louis' safety depth chart is dreadful, so it's not crazy to think Nelson could work his way into the lineup as a rookie.
Tue, May 3, 2011 09:47:00 AM

Rams selected Oklahoma S Jonathan Nelson with the No. 229 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Nelson was not a full-time starter until his senior season, but excelled once give the opportunity, notching 103 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. Versatile enough to play both cornerback and safety, Nelson has solid closing speed. His ball skills are only average, however, while he can be indecisive.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 06:25:00 PM

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