Tyler Nielsen Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'4 - 235 lbs.|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Tyler Nielsen, OLB, Iowa
As a pass rusher, Nielsen needs work. He doesn't get off of blocks efficiently and doesn't use his hands well to disengage blockers. Will need to learn to play more violently by swatting away the arms of his opponents. When attacking the ball, he takes poor angles. He plays to the whistle every play although he is not fast enough to cover sideline to sideline.
Nielsen is an average tackler. He will routinely get beat by more athletic playmakers, especially in open space. In order to take the next step in his progression, Nielsen must learn to play tougher and more aggressively. He does some things well from a mental standpoint but he simply lacks the physical tools most are looking for in a first year player.