Nick Nixon: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Nick Nixon
School: Samford
Position: OL
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 295

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

Before the season I had many goals set such as being a team captain, an All-Coference player, and an All-American, as well as our team finishing as SoCon Champs with a winning record. 

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

My teammates and coaches say that I’m a passionate, hard-working, and caring player. They all can see that I love the game of football and really dedicate myself to becoming the best player I can become whether it’s through what I eat, or what I spend my spare time doing it all leads towards one goal which is to develop myself to the highest potential and set myself up for the best situation by controlling what I can control. 

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

I focus on the little details such as getting out of my stance quicker or getting my hands up quickly. I also focus on things such as the demeanor of a defensive player if they are showing a blitz and things that will help me recognize defenses and players tendencies. 

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

One of the things that I believe separates me from other prospects is the experience and IQ that I have from playing. Coming into college I had to learn and adapt to game speed on the field because I was a starter in my freshman season. I also had to manage things such as school off the field.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I’m training for pro day and once pro day is over I will continue to train and stay in shape for football and any opportunities that present themselves and continue to work on my weaknesses to reach my potential.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

Off the field I take care of everything just like I was taught as a child and knowing the difference between right and wrong and also knowing that everything has a consequence. On the field I come to work hard and get better everyday while trying to be a leader through my own actions and my play on the field. 

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

I’m a durable and coachable player who has experience and is able to adapt to any situation and ultimately is a competitor who will do whatever it takes to win.