Nick Nelson faces six-week recovery from knee surgery

NFL clubs can expect former Wisconsin CB Nick Nelson to be ready for training camp following successful surgery for a knee injury.

Nelson's meniscus did not require a full repair, and his recovery time is expected to be only six weeks, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. He suffered the injury during a private workout with an NFL club earlier this month.

Nelson (5-foot-11, 208 pounds) led the entire FBS last season in pass breakups with 21, which also established a school record. He broke into Wisconsin's starting lineup as a true freshman in 2014 and entered the draft as a fourth-year junior. NFL.com analyst Chad Reuter has projected Nelson as a fourth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in a five-round mock draft.

He clocked a 4.52 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February, with a broad jump of 10-3. He's been compared to Minnesota Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander, the former second-round pick who enters his third season as a reserve this fall. Nelson has punt return skills as well, averaging 8.6 yards for the Badgers last year.

The 2018 NFL Draft begins with first-round selections next Thursday.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter *@ChaseGoodbread*.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

See all the Action

See all the Action

Replay every game all season.