Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stM...(+) 11-09-13 Knee INJ, Out for 2013...PWCamp/PLombardi/POutland/PNagurski/PBednarik/PMaxwell/TSX-PTW...2012: 1stM
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07/22/14 - NT Louis Nix (knee) was declared active/physically unable to perform by the Texans Monday (July 21).
05/12/14 - General manager Rick Smith usually trades down for extra picks. He prefers not to give up picks to trade up, but that's what he did in the third round when nose tackle Louis Nix III was available. The Texans entered the draft with a desperate need at nose tackle. Nix was viewed as a first- or second-round talent. When it was Philadelphia's turn to choose in the third round, 83rd overall, Smith engineered a trade.
To get the Eagles' third-round pick, Smith gave up the first pick in the fourth round, as well as a fifth-rounder, to get Nix. "The big nose tackle is a really good scheme fit in the defense we're going to play," Smith said. "We had him rated high." The coaches believe Nix is good enough to start and to stay on the field in passing situations and play between J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, the first overall pick in the draft. "I've never in my life thought that would happen, but having the chance to play next to Clowney and Watt and everybody else on the defense, I'm just super excited and happy," Nix said. "I just want to be a part of it. And I am." - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 3/83 - Louis Nix III, NT, 6-2, 330, Notre Dame...General manager Rick Smith gave fourth- and fifth-round picks to Philadelphia to move back into the third round to get Nix, who should fill a big hole in the middle of the defensive line. Nix has to keep his weight under control if he wants to be more than a run-down player. - The Sports Xchange
05/08/14 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 24/2. *Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame, 6-2, 331, 5.32, 1...Brick-strong body with nimble feet, Nix came off a solid 2012 season overweight entering 2013, then was sidelined in November when he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus, which should be monitored. He played well enough to boost previous (2012) fourth-round draft projections up to first round. Plays with a high-rev motor that he needs to control to last four quarters, but is a highly coachable player and great teammate. After he grew up with a football size team family as the oldest of 11 siblings. Frankly: He won't win sprints, finish marathons or get an invite to Dancing With the Stars, but pass on him in the draft and he will maul your offensive linemen two at a time for years. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com
05/06/14 - The Sports Xchange 2014 NFL Draft Best Team Fit: New England Patriots...DT Louis Nix III, Notre Dame: While the restructuring of Vince Wilfork's contract gives him at least one more year in the middle of the New England defense, adding a young talent to anchor down the defensive line moving forward is one of the many areas the Patriots could address in the first round especially if top prospects at safety and tight end aren't on the board at 29. Nix is a 6-foot-2, 331-pound Wilfork-like talent who can occupy double teams but also surprise with his athleticism. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange