Scouting Report on Louis NixHow we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/31/2009
- SpeedDivision I Player
- SizeBlue Chip
- StrengthBlue Chip
- AgilityDivision I Player
- Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: A tad heavy but he holds his body weight well. He will physically remind fans of Ron Bratt of the Patriots.
Needs Improvement: He needs to be more consistent with his pad level because he can get controlled by smaller offensive linemen. Nix needs to improve upon his arsenal of pass-rushing moves, since he really only bull-rushes. He also needs to be on top of his conditioning and keep his weight where it currently is.
Most Impressive: Nix is very physical and a dominant force when he has low pad level at the point of attack. He has surprisingly good agility and athleticism for a big man. Knows how to extend his arms and control the opponent by steering where he wants.
Conclusion: If Nix comes into camp in shape, he will most likely play early on because he has excellent overall size and strength. Expect him to be a three-year starter with NFL potential.
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina