Kansas City Chiefs: Five Facts About the First Five Picks

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Oregon State Beavers cornerback Steven Nelson (2) – Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Steven Nelson, Oregon State

Selection: Round 3, No. 98 overall

Position: CB

Height/Weight: 5-10, 197-pounds

2014 College stats: 60 total tackles; two interceptions; eight passes defended

What you didn’t know: The Chiefs know that Nelson is fast, as his 40-yard dash time of 4.49 is better than the 4.55 corner back average. However, he proved that even before the draft combine. Nelson spent two seasons in junior college playing for the College of the Sequoias where he registered 71 tackles, six interceptions, and 19 pass breaks. 247 Sports rated him as the No. 2 junior college corner back. Yet, he excelled in another sport as well.

He was a member of the Giants’ track team, participating in the 4×100 relay team. His talented running days didn’t start with someone recognizing his speed and talking him in to running in college. According to his bio page on OSUBeavers.com, Nelson was not only a member of a 4X100 relay team that won a state title at Georgia’s Northside High School, but a national one as well.

There doesn’t appear to be any highlights of his title-winning track days, but here’s a video from the OSU athletic department that depicts Nelson showing off some of that speed, and coverage skills as well. One thing Chiefs’ fans might like to hear, is secondary coach Rod Perry calling Nelson “coachable.” He would know, after all, he is a coach.

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