Nelson, 24, continues in the most dominant attack lineup in recent NFL memory.
Nelson, who was ranked sixth overall by the Golds in the 2018 NFL Draft, was twice selected as a first-team all-pro and has now been named to his third Pro Bowl in several years.
Nelson became the seventh player since the 1970 NFL / AFL merger last year, was named First-Team All-Pro in the first two seasons, and became the first player after Pierce’s Devin Hester in 2006-07. He was the fourth NFL striker to win first-team All-Pro Courses in his first two seasons, and the first after the Los Angeles Rams’ Dick Huffman in 1947-48.
In 14 games this season, Nelson is PFF’s second highest quality defender (80.0); His pass-blocking rating of 81.3 ranks second among all guards, while his run-blocking rating of 77.3 ranks fourth. According to the PFF, Nelson has allowed one sack and 12 total quarterback pressures per year.
Since 2018, Nelson has the PFF’s fifth-best overall rating in the All Attack order (88.8); His overall run-blocking rating is 87.0 in fifth place and second among all guards.
Nelson became the third Gold in team history to win Pro Bowl Courses in his first three seasons, teaming up with Andrew Luck and Alan Amaze. He is also the first attacker to do so in his first three seasons after Zach Martin, and the first Golds player to be selected for three consecutive Pro Bowls after DY Hilton (2014-17 to four in a row).