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Grade
74.5 ?
  • 5.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 102.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 317LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Nix was a starter for three years -- one at right tackle and two at right guard -- for Pittsburgh. He embodied Pitt's physical attitude and is a very strong player when run blocking and pass setting. He is technique-savvy, and it shows when he uses his hands to keep defenders at bay and employs a strong, powerful pass set and solid anchor. Nix has third-round value as an option to start early inside and will be a reliable player for the team that selects him. He could play outside, as he has the necessary size and athletic ability. This position versatility will boost his value.

Analysis

Strengths

Nix is fast off the snap to get into a defensive tackle's face, and he displays the same speed when pulling around to get to linebackers. He keeps his feet moving when he engages and can drive defenders backwards. Nix is able to keep a steady balance and sustain on his blocks despite the wide base he falls back into when contact is initiated. He can handle strong defenders and is one of the strong anchor-type guards who can sit back and absorb a heavy rush without getting blown back. Nix has been a consistent and durable player inside for Pitt.

Weaknesses

While he does possess good footwork, Nix has a tough time breaking down in space to fit on athletic linebackers once he reaches the second level. He has decent hands when working blocks, but stronger players can beat him. Nix relies on a sturdy base with much of his blocking and that could get him in trouble against more powerful players at the next level.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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