Cowboys Draft Prospects: Louis Nix III is a Difference Maker

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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 draft is a few months away, but with the 2013 season coming to an end it can’t come soon enough. I always loved the draft. It’s an exciting time where every team gets a chance reload their roster with some young talent. I decided to investigate some prospects and I’ll start with the big man from Notre Dame, Louis Nix.

The defensive line was easily the weakest part of the team this season. This is rather concerning to me, because I’m a firm believer that defensive line is the key to the defense. Louis Nix would fit a huge need at defensive tackle. Especially with Jason Hatcher leaving for free agency, Nix would be a great replacement.

Let’s go over Nix’s upside. He’s a big boy, weighing in a 342 lb at 6 ft 3. This is the ideal size for a 3-4 nose tackle. In the 4-3, Nix would be a perfect 1-technique for the Cowboys. He is a player that demands a double team every single play. Nix isn’t necessarily a big playmaker, but his presence on the field is a difference maker.

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