Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Nick Nelson

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Cornerback Nick Nelson
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Cornerback Nick Nelson /
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Pro Comparison

Brian Poole 

Poole is a bit undersized with his length and reach. That caused him to fall all the way out of the seventh round to be an undrafted free agent. Still, Poole was talented enough and was smart enough to work himself all the way up to being a strong slot starter in the NFL.

While Nick Nelson may slip into middle rounds due to his size and foot quickness, he is a smart enough cornerback with enough agility and physicality to hang in the NFL.

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A fit For Chicago Bears

On the outside, the Bears are looking for longer, taller cornerbacks. While Bryce Callahan is a restricted free agent, that does mean he will likely be back.  While he is not locked up in the long term, it does mean the team is likely looking more towards outside options than slot options.

Nelson is likely not a priority pick for the Chicago Bears. His questions could certainly cause him to fall a bit lower than expected. If that happens, he could be value in the late rounds. If not, he is unlikely to be a fit for the Chicago Bears.