Scouting Report: Louis Nix III

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

 Louis Nix III

NT r-JR Notre Dame


Height: 6’2 ½”                       Weight: 331                   Arm length: 33”                         40 yard Dash: 5.42

Broad Jump: 97 in              Bench: DNP                    Vertical jump: 25.5 in               20 yard Shuttle: 4.92 sec       



·         Full bodied prototype nose tackle

·         Strong anchor player who clogs the middle

·         Can’t be blocked one on one effectively

·         Plays with good leverage, wins battle

·         Very strong player

·         Very quick feet for man his size, very active

·         Good snap off the line

·         Disruptive penetrator who flashes in the passing game

·         Long arms to lock out defender

·         Disengages from blocks well


·         Top end speed isn’t great. Not a chase player

·         Disruptive but doesn’t have enough moves to get to the QB

·         Inconsitent player who needs to be motivated

·         Fundamentals and focus go in and out

·         Gets overwhelmed by double teams and can’t disengage

·         Doesn’t play up to size all the time

·         Has documented injury history


Louis Nix is the best nose tackle in this draft. He’s one of the better prospects at the position in the past couple drafts as well. He’s a tough, physical run defender who has active hands and good feet. He doesn’t do a great job of keeping his feet clean but at least when he goes down he creates a clog in the middle of the line. He’s got consistency and injury issues that may push him out of the first round. Bottom line is that he’s very close to a plug and play nose tackle with a rare combination of size and quickness. Not as explosive or fast as Dontari Poe a couple years ago but he’s a strong run stuffer who will be successful if healthy at the next level.