Saturday, March 16, 2013
Detroit Lions draft preview OT Xavier Nixon
Did a couple films. (Georgia and Texas A&M) on Florida OT Xavier Nixon. He played left tackle for the Gators. I really do not know where to play this guy.
Update: watched him dominate FSU DE Tank Carradine. He showed good feet but a lack of punch. A lot of dancing with Tank.
Strengths decent feet, switches off stunts and blitzes well. Can get to he second level.
Weaknesses lacks upper body explosion. Grabber. Struggles with elite speed (Jarvis Jones). He does not finish plays.
Bottom line: I think he could play in the league but lacks the feet for the LT and the drive for OG or RT. 5.9 back up with some upside 6th round.