Well so far head coach Bill O’Brien got his wish when it comes to 2014 third round selection Louis Nix III. The nose tackle has made it through a practice, which was the first step O’Brien was hoping to see from the big tackle out of Notre Dame.
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Tania Ganguli of ESPN discussed how several players have looked thus far in the Texans training camp, and Nix was a player she made notes on.
"Nose tackle Louis Nix made it all the way through Saturday’s practice. He briefly stepped out of Sunday’s practice with what looked like a bit of a heat issue. Overall, though, O’Brien has been pleased with what Nix has done. “I’m not sure what happened to him today, but he came back and passed the conditioning test, which is a big, big accomplishment for him,” O’Brien said. “He’s worked very hard this offseason. I think if he keeps stringing days together where he can improve every day and get better, I think he’s off to a good start.”"
The depth at the nose tackle spot would look a whole lot better should the 6’2″, 340 pound tackle make his way to the active roster.
Nix was selected in the third round after falling a bit in the draft. The big guy who played in South Bend was at one point believed to be a first round pick, but health concerns seemed to pop up their head at the worst possible time.
Knee surgery cost him the final game of his college career, as well as his last bowl game. Injuries also cost Nix his entire rookie season. Coming in to camp looking to be better conditioned and healthy is a huge plus for the player as well as the team.