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Old 12-31-2013, 01:19 AM   #31
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame

The Steelers need some talented youth on their defense and a disruptor in the middle. Nix would be a perfect scheme fit in the middle of Pittsburgh's 3-4.

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selecting nix would allow mcclendon and woods to move out to their true de position!
This. While McClendon and Woods could be a decent NT, Nix could be a dominant NT. DE is also McClendon's and Woods' true position. Adding Nix not only upgrade the NT position, but also compensate the potential loss of Kiesel and Hood. Even one of them returns, adding Nix would make the DL depth much better.
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I would be a little concerned investing a #1 draft pick in a 6'3" 340 pound DT who already has had surgery for a torn meniscus. That is a lot of weight to put on an already damaged knee. Even with todays surgical techniques there is still a question about stability of the repair, especially when subjected to the stresses and strains a football player places on the lower extremities, and compounded by his large body habitus.
If he doesn't have that injury, the Steelers likely have no shot at getting him. He would be a top 10 pick, maybe even a top 5 pick, without that injury.
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This. While McClendon and Woods could be a decent NT, Nix could be a dominant NT. DE is also McClendon's and Woods' true position. Adding Nix not only upgrade the NT position, but also compensate the potential loss of Kiesel and Hood. Even one of them returns, adding Nix would make the DL depth much better.
I dontbwant to see McClendon starting at NT again. Most people thought he would be an upgrade over Hampton but he wasnt anywhere close. We need a dominant run stuffing NT if we are going to continue to play the 3-4
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If he doesn't have that injury, the Steelers likely have no shot at getting him. He would be a top 10 pick, maybe even a top 5 pick, without that injury.
2004: Heath Miller injured, drops into Pittsburgh's lap. Steal.

2014: Louis Nix injured, drops into Pittsburgh's lap. Steal.
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keep in mind that Casey Hampton wasn't the #1 DT in his draft, it was Marcus Stroud. Stroud had a solid career but Hampton was borderline HOF.

There will be DTs who will jump up the charts in the next 5 months. Its our #1 need and whoever it is has to start day 1
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keep in mind that Casey Hampton wasn't the #1 DT in his draft, it was Marcus Stroud. Stroud had a solid career but Hampton was borderline HOF.

There will be DTs who will jump up the charts in the next 5 months. Its our #1 need and whoever it is has to start day 1
That was a DT heavy draft: Richard Seymour, Damione Lewis, Marcus Stroud, Casey Hampton, Kris Jenkins, & Shaun Rogers.
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Default Re: Those interested in Louis Nix

I watched on youtube louis nix in the 2013 bcs championship game and damn does he move well for a big man...especially liked the recognition of the rb screens and how well he moved of the blocks to chase it down...its not saying much but he is growing on me
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Louis Nix Ė Nose Tackle

Nix is a fourth-year junior and a three-year starter on the defensive line. He graduated in December, and with that, decided he was done with college football.

Nix red-shirted as a freshman. He was overweight and not in good enough shape to be a factor. That year did him well, as he matured and learned what it takes to be a top college football player. As a red shirt freshman in 2011, he started at nose tackle and has held that position since. In the 2012 National Championship game, he injured his knee, but rather than go through surgery, he just rehabbed and prepared for the 2013 season. This year, he played with pain in the knee, and finally, after the Pitt game, he underwent surgery to have a torn meniscus repaired and missed the last three games of the season.

Nix has a prototypical nose tackle body. He has good height at about 6020 and played this year at close to 350 pounds. He is a wide body with good arm length. Nix is a very good athlete for a man his size. He is light on his feet and shows a good short area burst. He wonít set any records in the 40 but his 10 time will match many guys 30 and 40 pounds less in weight. I would estimate he will run the 40 in about 5.35. Nix has very good initial quickness, often being the first man off the ball. While he had a tendency to play tall in 2012, that wasnít the case in 2013. He comes off the ball low and is very explosive. He has quick hands and does a good job not letting offensive blockers control him. He plays with bend and anchors. As a nose, he consistently has to take on two blockers, yet he never gets knocked off the line of scrimmage. When going against a single blocker, he can shed quickly, get penetration, and be quite disruptive. Nose tackles are asked to occupy blockers and donít usually make a lot of plays. That is not the case with Nix. With his quickness, strength, and power, he gets a lot of tackles. While he doesnít have great speed, he still plays with a high level of competitiveness and does an excellent job in pursuit.

Most nose tackles arenít very good pass rushers. Nix, again, is the exception. He can collapse the pocket as a bull rusher and has some counter moves to redirect. While he might not get many sacks, he does get pressures and also does a good job getting his hands up to knock down passes.

Overall, Nix's best fit is as a 3-4 NT. He should be able to come in and start as a rookie for most clubs. Because of his athleticism, itís not out of the question for some 4-3 teams to be interested. He can easily play a one-tech in those schemes.

Since declaring for the draft, Nix has been working out, preparing for the Combine and is reportedly down to around 330. I can easily see him being the first nose tackle drafted this year and will probably go somewhere in the middle of the first round.

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Old 01-09-2014, 08:04 AM   #40
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They had A LOT of other issues with this defense past NG.

Losing Foote, who was a solid, but not difference maker, Clark aging out, Wood taking another season off ...

The defense literally did not miss a beat when Hampton got hurt and Chris Hoke played in his place for most of the season, in fact 2004 was one of their best years.

Even when Hampton was playing, it was a 1 1/2 down position, with the way the league is going a NG is going to play about a third of the snaps.

They have to be open to the BAA regardless of position, and I suppose if he is it, then it is what it is. But, he would be their third DL taken in the first in 6 drafts while they are suffering greatly from a lack of talent in the back seven and have seen little return outside of them finally using Heyward this year and his being really effective.
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