Former Wisconsin CB Nick Nelson, a projected fourth- or fifth-rounder according to PFW draft evaluator Greg Gabriel, suffered a torn meniscus recently during a private team workout and will soon undergo surgery expected to sideline him until at least training camp, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport tweeted on Friday. New England recouped the first round draft pick they sent to New Orleans past year and the Patriots now have two first round picks and two second round picks thanks to the Jimmy Garoppolo trade to San Francisco.
Expect Minnesota to be active in trade discussion come draft day but for the sake of this mock, the selections will stay where they are.
Brugler says: "A physical, press player, Averett is the type of cornerback the Chiefs want for their defense".
Broncos fans often pick one or two favorite UDFA prospects each offseason, for good reason. He has 16 passes defended, 1 interception, 3 sacks and 98 total tackles for Bama over the last two years. Kendall Fuller, David Amerson and Steven Nelson form the current core, so adding Averett to the mix gives them another young starting option to pair with Fuller for the long-term.