Nick Fairley   #90 DT

Height: 6-4   Weight: 308   Age: 30

Born: 1/23/1988 Mobile , AL

College: Auburn

Experience: 7th season

High School: Lillie B. Williamson HS [Mobile, AL]









Draft 2011

Pick No.13

Selected By: Detroit Lions

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 13 (13)

Pick Analysis: Fairley was once considered the consensus top defensive tackle prospect in the 2011 class, but his attitude and work ethic might have caused him to slip on some boards. Still, he projects to be incredibly disruptive against the pass and run. Nightmare to pass protect against. Possesses great burst, hands that never stop moving, brute strength to push the pocket, and a vast arsenal of moves. Against the run, keeps blockers away from his body, uses his height to find the football, and simply beats lineman with his quickness. Can sniff out screens and draws. There are almost no flaws with Fairley's physical tools, but his character and work habits should be checked out. Regardless, he is certainly a top-five talent.


Video Playlist

  1. Lions pick Nick Fairley No. 13

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 09:33 p.m.

    The Lions choose Auburn DT Nick Fairley with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. Un-Fairley judged?

    Published: April 21, 2011 at 06:46 p.m.

    Auburn DT and potential top 10 pick Nick Fairley addresses scouts' concerns about his dedication to football.

  3. 2011 Draft Profile - DT Nick Fairley, Auburn

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 03:38 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley.

  4. Pro day: Nick Fairley

    Published: March 8, 2011 at 06:38 p.m.

    Mike Mayock and company evaluate Auburn DT Nick Fairley's pro day performance and discuss what it means for April's NFL Draft.

  5. First Draft: Nick Fairley

    Published: April 4, 2011 at 07:20 p.m.

    Get up close and personal with Auburn DT Nick Fairley who has a big appetite for sacking quarterbacks.

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