Nov 9, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish nose tackle Louis Nix (1) walks to the sideline in the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field. Pitt won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans traded back into the third round Friday to select Notre Dame defensive end Louis Nix III with the 19th pick of the third round (83rd overall).
The Texans made the trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
I like this pick a lot for the Texans, because they add a big body to the defensive line to go next to All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt and new Texans DE and 2014 No. 1 overall selection Jadeveon Clowney.
Houston doesn’t have a problem on their defensive line anymore, that is for sure.
The CBS Sports Draft Profile of Nix says the following about his strengths as it compares him to B.J. Raji of the Green Bay Packers:
"“Built like a full-grown man with a large frame and strong muscle definition throughout his body. Nimble feet with the lateral quickness to explode in any direction and chase down the action in pursuit. Carries his weight so natural for a 340-plus pounder, shifting his weight well with the agile footwork to quickly change directions.”"
Nix stands at 6-2, 331 pounds and was first graded as a first- or second-round selection.
In three seasons at Notre Dame, he totaled 112 tackles and 2.5 sacks. His senior season saw him total 27 tackles (11 solo) and no sacks.
Thoughts on Nix being on this revamped Texans defensive line?
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