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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Florida's pro day - Nelson improves stock

According to Gil Brandt of, Reggie Nelson was impressive during Florida's Pro Day and improved his stock.

Nelson ran the 40 once in a time of 4.35 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-6 long jump, ran 4.15 in the short shuttle and 6.70 in the three-cone drill. Nelson looked very good in the drills and may well have improved his stock.

Nelson was overshadowed at the combine by Laron Landry's impressive performance, but still should be a first round pick and has a good chance of being the second safety off the board.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Reggie Nelson in Kiper's top ten

Florida safety Reggie Nelson sits at number 7 on Mel Kiper's latest big board. Nelson has been one of the hottest prospects over the last few months and it shouldn't surprise anyone if he's the top safety selected in the 2007 NFL draft.

Nelson is an attacking safety with big time playmaking ability. He delivers big hits and isn’t afraid to lend help in support. Nelson’s biggest impact comes with his ability to make plays on the football. He has a nose for the ball, and really goes after the ball when it is in the air.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Florida juniors consider NFL draft

Four University of Florida underclassmen have sent in paperwork to the NFL's Draft Advisory Committee to see where they would project to go in April's draft. Linebacker Brandon Siler, wide receiver Andre Caldwell, defensive end Jarvis Moss, and safety Reggie Nelson are all considering the 2007 NFL draft.

According to previous reports, Nelson will enter the draft and should be a first round selection. It's unknown at this time what the other three will do. Purely speculation, but expect Siler and Caldwell to go pro and Moss to return.

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Friday, December 8, 2006

Reggie Nelson's stock keeps soaring

Florida safety Reggie Nelson continues to rise on mock drafts, moving into many experts top 15. The junior, who's mom says is going pro, is an attacking safety with big time play-making ability. He has a nose for the ball and finished the season with six interceptions. Nelson is tough and plays bigger than his wiry frame indicates, delivering bone-crushing hits to opposing receivers. See exhibit A in the video below.

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Reggie Nelson's Mom Says He's Headed to the NFL

Florida's Reggie Nelson hasn't made it official, but his Mother, Mary Lakes expects the junior safety to leave the Gators in January for the NFL Draft. "I think he's going to walk," Lakes told FLORIDA TODAY. "I think he's decided he's going to say, 'I'm going to go give the NFL a try.' " Tuesday, Nelson was named as one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award that goes to the nation's top defensive back.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Reggie Nelson Hounded by Agents to Turn Pro

Florida's Reggie Nelson is an impact player at safety. He is one of 11 semifinalists for the Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation's top defensive back. The junior faces a difficult decision on whether to turn pro or return to UF and agents are hoping he enters the NFL draft. Nelson has been hounded so much by agents that he finally had to stop answering his cell phone. Nelson's mother has battled cancer for several years, and that will likely weigh on his decision to leave. If he enters the draft, he'll be a first day selection and is currently ranked as the #4 safety at FF.

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Gators Talented Juniors Could Go Pro

Urban Meyer commented on Florida's talented juniors on defense, saying ''If you're a first-rounder, you've got to go (to the NFL)''. Safety Reggie Nelson, linebacker Brandon Siler and defensive end Jarvis Moss are projected to be high picks if they decide to leave.

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