A strong defender rarely beaten one-on-one, Nielson regularly played on the opposition’s most dangerous forward for Vic Metro at the Under 18 Championships.
Nielson finished third in the repeat sprint at the AFL Draft Combine, and developed well in his two years at the Eastern Ranges under coach Darren Bewick.
On draft night, the North Melbourne recruiting staff indicated Nielson’s future will be as the last-line defender capable of playing on the AFL’s power forwards.
Draft History: Pick 25, 2014 National Draft (North Melbourne)
Debut: Yet to Debut