The Oakland Raiders stayed in their original slot for the first time in this year’s draft, selecting Wisconsin cornerback Nick Nelson 110th overall on Saturday.
Nelson left school after an excellent junior season when he set the program’s single-season record with 21 pass breakups, also leading the nation. The number helped him earn first-team All-Big Ten honors before he sustained a torn meniscus during a private workout in April, causing him to fall some. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Nelson didn’t need a full repair.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2018
Nelson knows how to make plays, appearing in 37 collegiate games and making 124 tackles and 42 pass breakups.
The young cornerback can also contribute on special teams, having returned 24 punts last season for 206 yards.