Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is online now Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    32
    Posts
    19,876
    Rep Power
    154

    Notre Dame projected top-15 DT Louis Nix headed to NFL

    Notre Dame projected top-15 DT Louis Nix headed to NFL
    By Dane Brugler | NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst
    December 6, 2013 10:40 pm ET

    Notre Dame junior nose tackle Louis Nix has hired an agent, thus foregoing his remaining college eligibility to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. He signed with 5 Star Athlete Management, according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal.

    According to NFLDraftScout.com, the 6-2, 345-pound prospect is the top-rated defensive tackle for the 2014 NFL Draft and is projected to be a top-15 pick. He played in eight games in 2013, but his season officially ended after November surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

    In my most recent mock draft, Nix is projected to the New York Giants with the No. 14 overall pick.

    Nix is an attractive NFL prospect due to his nimble athleticism for his size and girth. He has an excellent blend of quickness and power and spends a lot of time in the opposing offense's backfield. Nix has the hand strength and initial get-off momentum to bully blockers on their heels, showing leverage and active limbs. He keeps his eyes on the ball and shows the awareness to anticipate and track plays.

    Aside from the obvious injury concerns as he rehabs his knee surgery, Nix does need to improve in some areas. He needs to develop his counter moves after he's initially stonewalled at the point of attack and hasn't had many answers for the consistent double-teams he saw in South Bend. Nix is a high character kid, but he needs to control his emotions on the field and play consistently focused and level-headed for all four quarters.

    Nix carries his weight so natural for a 340+ pounder, shifting his weight well with the agile footwork to quickly change directions. Add the hustle, competitive drive and love of football and Nix presents an enticing prospect for NFL evaluators and he will receive attention by teams drafting in the top-10. The knee injury does create some concern, but few prospects have his combination of fluid athleticism, natural power and sheer size.


  2. #2
    Vinnie25's Avatar
    Vinnie25 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    900
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: Notre Dame projected top-15 DT Louis Nix headed to NFL

    Well if he comes to the Rams he wouldn't have to worry about consistently getting double-teamed, most that focus would be going along the edge to Quinn and Long.

  3. #3
    ManofGod's Avatar
    ManofGod is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    NC
    Age
    34
    Posts
    1,568
    Rep Power
    16

    Re: Notre Dame projected top-15 DT Louis Nix headed to NFL

    One word: Yes!

Similar Threads

  1. If Clausen Didn't Play for Notre Dame...
    By npow81 in forum DRAFT & FA
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: -02-22-2010, 02:54 AM
  2. Sugar Bowl - Notre Dame vs LSU
    By BigGameMN in forum COLLEGE
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -12-05-2006, 03:00 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: -09-20-2005, 05:27 PM
  4. Weis: Winning is the only option at Notre Dame
    By DJRamFan in forum COLLEGE
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -12-13-2004, 01:47 PM
  5. Willingham steps down at Notre Dame
    By txramsfan in forum COLLEGE
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: -12-04-2004, 05:57 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •