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Oklahoma football: Denver Broncos select linebacker Corey Nelson in the seventh round of the NFL Draft

by Jason Kersey Published: May 10, 2014
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Former Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos on Saturday afternoon.

The Broncos took Nelson with the 27th pick in the seventh round (242nd overall).

Nelson’s selection is somewhat surprising, considering the way his collegiate career ended early last October with a torn pectoral muscle.

He was the third Sooner to be drafted, following Jalen Saunders and Aaron Colvin, who went to the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars, respectively, in the fourth round.

Before Nelson’s injury, he was having the best season of his career through four games. He had recorded 27 tackles and a sack, and returned an interception for a touchdown in the Sooners’ historic victory at Notre Dame.

 

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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