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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nick Fairley, 13th Pick 2011 NFL Draft

Fairley, Nick Auburn 6037 291 4.87

Detroit Lions

Junior entry. One-year starter. Junior college transfer. Lombardi
Award winner. Long arms and measurables for the position.
Nose tackle or a four-man front defensive tackle. Pushes the
pocket as an inside pass rusher. Draws consistent double teams.
Gets his long arms up in the throwing lane. A disruptive penetrator
who consistently draws double teams. Will stop his feet and quit
working to the ball once he’s doubled at times. Will flash ability
to hustle on outside plays. A big man who can beat a hesitant
offensive lineman. Picks his spots and is explosive and aggressive
fighting to beat a block. Plays in a rotation where he is fresh.
Tendency to play high. Can overpower a center or guard with
strength or beat them with quickness. Sudden to shuck a blocker
or split a double team. Three sacks versus LSU. Guesses a lot,
but has above average instincts. Needs to improve his ability to
control blocker with his hands. His success is through the gaps.
He needs to adjust to blocking schemes quicker. May need extra
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