2019 Mountain West Football Top 52 Players: #50, Nevada OT Jake Nelson
The Nevada Wolf Pack offensive tackle is next on our countdown of Mountain West football’s best players in 2019.
Another quality Wolf Pack lineman makes the cut.
The next player on our list of Mountain West football’s 52 best players is Nevada offensive tackle Jake Nelson, who checks in at #50 as the biggest reason why the Union should remain strong this fall.
In his second full season as a starter on the offensive line, Nelson quietly became one of the best left tackles in the Mountain West, anchoring a unit that ranked 10th nationally by Bill Connelly‘s Adjusted Sack Rate metric. Pro Football Focus also graded him as the second-best pass-blocking tackle in the conference.
For his efforts, Nelson earned an all-Mountain West honorable mention in 2018 and has already been dubbed a first-team all-conference selection by multiple publications this preseason. Despite the fact that Nevada must replace its quarterback, whoever ends up under center should feel good about their blindside.