Donte Nicholson School: Oklahoma
Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 212 40: 4.55 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Junior college transfer who made an
immediate impact upon arriving in 2003 posting
90/10/6. Totals included 72/3/2 last season as
Positives: Stout, run defending safety that
can be an intimidating presence. Forceful up
the field, takes good angles to the action and
displays a closing burst of speed. Holds his
ground against blocks, redirects to ball carriers
and wraps up tackling. Explosive hitter who
packs a wallop at the point of attack. Adequately
reads the quarterback or anticipates the play.
Negatives: Late reactor in pass coverage and does
not display top ball skills. Missed a lot of tackles
as a senior and seemingly played back on his
Analysis: After a terrific junior campaign
in which many predicted he was a top safety
prospect, Nicholson took a major step back last
season. Indecision and poor technique plagued
him, and as a result, he will slide out of the draft's
first day. Best as a conventional strong safety or
in a two-deep zone.
Prospect Profile: Donte Nicholson
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