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Florida's Reggie Nelson Intercepted by Jaguars

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Jacksonville Jaguars dropped down in the
N-F-L draft before taking free safety Reggie Nelson with the 21st
overall pick. The Jags grabbed the Florida safety after giving
Denver the 17th selection for the Broncos' first, third and sixth
picks.
Nelson played two seasons at Florida following a year in
community college. He started four of his eleven games in 2005,
finishing with 46 tackles, four tackles for loss, four sacks and an
interception. Nelson tore a knee ligament during a bowl practice
but recovered in time to start all 14 games for the national
champions last year. He left school a year early after producing 51
tackles, five pass breakups, six interceptions and two blocked
kicks.
The five-eleven, 198-pounder has excellent speed and the cover
ability of a cornerback. He can elude blockers and is productive
against the run. Nelson also proved himself as an excellent special
teams player and worked very hard to become an everyday starter.
Nelson is a bit lean and needs to get stronger. He's still a
work in progess at the position after just two years of major
college football.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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