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Daviyon Nixon

IDL

Iowa

6'3"

Height

Weight

305

Vertical
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
28 1/2"
09 1/4"
35 1/8"
83 3/4"
Bench Press
Vertical
Broad Jump
3-Cone
28 1/2"
08' 10"
7.56
40-Time
10-Time-1
20-Time-2
20-Shuttle
4.9
4.71

Final Grade

6.89

Injury History

Games Evaluated

vs Michigan St., vs Nebraska

Team Fit

CLE

MIN

Strengths 

Daviyon has all the physical tools to be an impactful interior lineman in the NFL. He possesses solid size with elite length, good explosiveness, and good functional strength. Has a consistent get off at the snap and is very good at shooting gaps and being disruptive in the backfield. He is very raw so he has a lot of room to grow at the next level.

Weaknessess

He needs to develop in his hand usage. While powerful, they often are ineffective due to placement and timing. He is too long to lose leverage as much as he does. Needs to develop actual pass rush moves. In the run game if he doesn’t blow up the play side, he is completely out of the play on most reps.

Big Picture

Daviyon is someone that should get rotational reps at best his rookie season no matter where he ends up. He projects best as a penetrating 3 technique in an even front, but that will need to be after a season or two of development. His disruptive ability in the run game as well as his pocket pushing ability lend gim to be a 3 down player with more consistency. In a weak 2021 IDL group, he may end up as a late day two selection, but I would prefer to take a shot on his upside in the late 4th or early 5th.

Player Comp

Draft Projection

TEN

Athleticism:

7.65

7.25

at 6'3 1/8" and 313, he possesses a stout base and his explosiveness shows up on tape. He has some vines for arms and uses them and his power to separate himself from offensive linemen. The athletic numbers don't seem to match up with the film.

Lateral Agility
Flexibility
Explosiveness
Play Strength
Balance
7.5
7.25
8
8.25
7.25

Pass Rush Ability:

7.05

7.25

7.25

Big Play Ability

First-Step Quickness
Use of Hands
Leverage
Pass Rush Moves
Finish Ability
8
7
7
6.75
6.5

Daviyon Nixon is his name, shooting gaps is his game. Hands are powerful when they were used, which was infrequesntly. He is too long to be as consistently outleveraged as he was. he doesn't really have a pass rush arsenal outside of "I'm a better athlete than you and got off of the ball fast" so that area of his game will need refinement.

Against The Run:

6.95

7.25

If you don't see the theme here he is very raw at the position. He causes a lot of disruption on runs that come his direction because he is consistently in the backfield. For every time he disrupts a play, there are two plays where he completely takes himself out of it. There are times where he will get completely walled off and he cannot shed the block.

Play with Leverage
Stack and Shed
Gap Integrity
Gap Shooting Ability
Tackling
6.75
6.25
6.25
8.25
7.25

Competitiveness:

7.5

7.25

Instincts

7.25

Field Vision

Decision Making

Pre-Snap Adjustment

7.25

7.25

His motor runs hot and he is wildly active from snap to whistle. He does not shy away from violence at all. He is extremely disruptive due to his gap shooting ability.

Toughness
Consistency/Motor
Disruption
7.5
7.5
7.5

Intelligence:

5.58

7.25

He has a lot of room to grow. Right now he doesn't really seem process much information during the play, but thats more on coaching and how they want him to play vs ability. He can grow into a thre down player with his upside in both the run and passing game. Iowa typically deployed him at 3T on early downs and kicked him into 1T in passing situations.

Awareness
Play Recognition
Position Versatility
5.25
5.25
6.25