"I think that it pretty much helped me a lot coming from a program where I wasn't on TV much," Nelson said about his Senior Bowl experience.
As a senior, Nelson caught 51 passes for 541 yards and three touchdowns, despite having to play with a young, inexperienced quarterback. Nelson was a former three-time all-Conference USA selection, and at 6'5", 238 lbs., he represents a great target.
"I think I'm a physical, hard working guy," Nelson said. "I play real hard and I just want to come out here and show everybody I can play."
Being as fast as Nelson is, and somewhat slight of build at right around 240 lbs., Nelson is seen by some as an H-back, but players such as Kellen Winslow Jr. have succeeded with similar build.
BattleRedNation.com asked Jacksonville Jaguars assistant head coach-offense Mike Tice, a former NFL tight end himself about Nelson and he had this to say—
"Nelson is a really good player, I like him a lot."
Shawn Nelson has worked his way from a second-day pick to potentially a second-round pick with his fine skills as a pass catcher. Nelson could help the Texans with their red zone issues if they decide to pull the trigger on him during next month's draft.
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