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Lucas Nix

Lucas Nix - #52 - OG-OT

Height: 6-5 1/4
Weight: 317
Speed: 5.39
Arm: 33 1/2
Hand: 9 3/4
Wingspan: 80 1/2
Birthdate: 09/28/1989
Hometown: Jefferson Hills, PA
Grade: 5.25

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/12/2012 Pittsburgh Pro Day 6-5 3/8 319 9 1/2 32 5/8 80 3/8 8'10" 4.73 7.95
02/29/2012 Combine 6-5 1/2 317 9 3/4 33 1/2 80 1/2 5.37 8'6" 29 1/2 4.90 7.82
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-5 1/4 303 9 3/8 32 5/8 81 1/4 5.20

 

Notes:

Brother, Nate, was a linebacker/defensive end for the Panthers (2006-10). Lucas was a Parade All-American, four-year starter and two-time state champion as a Pennsylvania prep (also played basketball). As a true freshman in ’08, appeared in six games as a reserve tackle. Was charged with disorderly conduct in the spring of ’09 for knocking over a garbage can (ultimately paid a fine). Started all 13 games at right tackle in the fall. Sat out ’10 spring practice because of foot tendinitis. Started 12-of-13 games — nine at right guard, three at right tackle (did not start against West Virginia) in the fall. In ’11, made eight starts at right guard and missed five games after injuring his right knee on the second play of the game against South Florida. Reportedly got into an altercation with two West Virginia linemen on Dec. 26, 2011 and, though he wasn’t arrested, was charged with three summary offenses — public drunkeness, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Lucas allegedly damaged the front door of one player’s house, engaged in a verbal dispute and left the scene with his brother Nate. No punches were thrown and no one was injured. Started and played in BBVA Compass Bowl loss to SMU on Jan. 7, 2012. Suffered a left pectoral strain at the Combine and did not bench-press.

Positives:

Good-sized frame and nice length. Desirable effort and energy — competes, plays to the whistle and flashes a mean streak. Engages quickly. Nice hip snap to generate movement in the run game — rolls off the line flat-backed and drives his man back. Can shuffle and slide. Active hands. Pulls with urgency and foot speed. Works to the second level quickly. Tough and smart. Has played inside and outside.

Negatives:

Thin legs. Stiff hips. Adequate athletic ability. Not a natural bender. Could stand to improve pass-blocking technique. Lacks the foot quickness to play outside in the pros. Inconsistent contact balance — gets out over his toes and loses body control (tends to dip his head — even more evident in Combine drills). Bends at the waist and spends too much time on the ground. Inconsistent connecting with pull targets. Has foot tendinitis and durability needs to be examined closely. 

Summary:

An aggressive, tenacious, white-knuckled run blocker with a desirable trench temperament. Plays on his toes, tips, tilts and overextends too much, but his deficiencies are correctable and his demeanor is endearing to OL coaches and evaluators. 


Lucas Nix's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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