This week appears to be wide receiver week when it comes to pre-draft visits for the Detroit Lions.
The 5-foot-10, 156-pound Nelson ran the fastest 40-yard dash at the combine at 4.28 seconds. He also had a 36-inch vertical jump, a 127-inch broad jump, a 7.02-second three-cone drill, a 4.15-second 20-yard shuttle and an 11.89-second 60-yard shuttle.
Nelson is rated by ESPN.com as the No. 46 receiver in the class, but is more of a return specialist initially at that size.
Nelson had 35 catches for 655 yards and four touchdowns last season, leading UAB in receiving yards. He was a dynamic returner, averaging 10.7 yards on 26 punt returns and 38.3 yards on 22 kick returns – including four kick return touchdowns.