Jack Nelson
Jack Nelson  OT  Wisconsin | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jack Nelson
Height
6-7
Weight
311
College
Wisconsin
Position
OT
Class
Junior
Home town
Stoughton, WI
71.9
Player Rating
40
PositionRank (OL)
5.1
FortyYD Time

Jack Nelson OT Wisconsin | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jack Nelson OT Wisconsin
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Multi-role OL
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.10 seconds (81%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-7 (76%*) Weight: 311 (37%*)
Forty: 5.10 (O) (81%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: Multi-role OL
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.10 seconds (81%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-7 (76%*) Weight: 311 (37%*)
Forty: 5.10 (O) (81%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 71.9 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
75%
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Pass Blocking:
78%
Run Blocking:
68%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #253 Position rank: #40
College Games: 39 College Snaps: 2362
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 83/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Luke Haggard - Indiana
86%
Devin Cochran - Georgia Tech
81%
Landon Young - Kentucky
81%
Draft Profile: Bio
Jack Nelson from Stoughton High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Nelson opted to join Wisconsin.

In 2020 as a freshman Nelson saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 9 snaps for the Badgers. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and a total of 769 snaps. He conceded 6 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at right guard.

In 2022 as a junior Nelson saw action in 11 games and totaled 676 snaps. He gave up 6 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 2 sacks while playing at left tackle.

In 2023 as a senior Nelson saw action in 12 games and played a total of 868 snaps for the Badgers. He allowed 11 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 4 sacks while playing at left tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Tall, long, athletic pass protector. Generally gets out of three-point stance with good knee bend and a wide base.
  • Has the functional strength to hold up against the bull rush, and Nelson shows exceptionally quick and precise hands.
  • Is effective when asked to pull, showing the agility, speed, and overall range to get out as a lead blocker, where he locates defenders and shows the ability to adjust and land blocks against linebackers.
  • Best on the outside because of his height and athleticism, but is capable of blocking on the move.
  • Plays with natural leverage and has the strength to anchor against the bull rush. Nelson also packs a violent initial punch that can stand up pass rushers.
  • Has the agility, technique, and size to contribute early in his professional career. Quick, active hands to latch on to defenders.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • He’s going to get pushed backward by speed to- power rushers on the next level, and he’ll potentially have a rough time if asked to protect on an island.
  • Nelson seems too focused on winning with his hands, too often stopping his feet. Nelson also plays with poor balance in the run game, lunging into contact rather than sinking his hips and delivering a block.
  • Can struggle to stay engaged, especially on the second level. His hand placement can be sloppy, costing him power.

How other scouting services rate Jack Nelson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
151.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
30.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.