"(Getting the first offer is) Phenomenal, it's a huge relief," Nauert said. "I was at the junior day, I talked to Coach (Keith) Mckenzie a lot. Yesterday he messaged me on Twitter asking me to call him."
Nauert, a solidly built 6-4 275 lineman, played most of his prep career at DE but projects as a guy that can play the 3 tech DT or slide outside in short yardage situations.
"Right now I play as a DE," Nauert said. "I dominate the field with my strength. (I have) Decent speed but my pass rushing is really improved by my moves. I hit quarterbacks and running backs hard. By the 4th quarter they're run down and I'm still going hard. From a team perspective I've always been a leader on and off the field."