It's a blessing and all Glory to God. It was nothing but Him. I am honored to be a %%MATCH_7%% Bronco. Now it's time to get to work!— Corey Nelson (@C_Ne7son) May 10, 2014
Nelson's draft prospects were never really examined after injury took away the bulk of his senior season. He partially tore his pectoral in the second half of OU's fifth game of the season and never played another down.
Nelson was hopeful of getting a medical hardship situation but was denied by the NCAA, forcing him to focus solely on getting drafted. His pro day was a sign he was back to where he used to be, and the Broncos are giving him an opportunity.
Millard is in almost the exact same spot. Three weeks after Nelson went down, Millard tore his ACL on special teams in the fourth quarter to close out his OU career.
Projected by most to be the top fullback in the draft, Millard was actually the third fullback selected although it's tough to pigeonhole Millard to one position.
Thank You God #49ers— Trey Millard (@fat_daddy33) May 10, 2014
After having no players drafted in the first two days of the NFL Draft, OU had four players selected. Jalen Saunders and Aaron Colvin both went in the fourth round before Nelson and Millard closed the show in the seventh round.
A bevy of Sooners have been invited as undrafted free agents for future opportunities.