This year he’s focused on one position as he slides into the weakside linebacker spot vacated by former four-year starter Travis Lewis.
“It’s become easier compared to all the years I was moving around,” Nelson said. “At first it was a struggle to be able to play that specific position because I wasn’t used to having a specific assignment; it was so unusual to me. To learn from my mistakes in the spring and learn form the positive things I’ve done, I was able to adapt. It’s so much easier on me.”