4 players Texans should be watching closely at Reese’s Senior Bowl
By Cory Kinnan
2. Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State
There was no better player on the field in Mobile for the first day of practices than Florida State safety Hamsah Nasirildeen. Despite tearing his ACL at the end of the 2019 season, Nasirildeen returned to play sparingly for the Seminoles this past season, and now looks to be completely recovered as he battles in Mobile.
Nasirildeen is a massive and versatile safety, one that can play over the top, get into the box as a run defender, and even hold his own in man coverage in space. He measured in at a massive 6-foot-3 and 213 pounds, with over 34 inch arms and 10 inch hands.
Yesterday at the Senior Bowl, Nasirildeen was sticking wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs alike, proving to be a threat in three phases defensively. While he played in just two games this season in Tallahassee, Nasirildeen managed to tally a tackle and a half behind the line of scrimmage, an interception, and a pass defended on the year.
With Justin Reid having complete control over top of the defense, getting him a running mate who can operate at every level of the defense will give whomever the next head coach and defensive coordinator is a chess piece to move around and to toy with.