Nick Fairley #98 DT
Height: 6-4 Weight: 308 Age: 28
Born: 1/23/1988 Mobile , AL
Experience: 5th season
High School: Lillie B. Williamson HS [Mobile, AL]
Selected By: Detroit Lions
Pick (Overall): 13 (13)
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.
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.
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.
Published: April 7, 2011 at 03:38 p.m.
A look at draft prospect Auburn defensive tackle 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.
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.