Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 241 40: 4.68 Yr: 4Sr
Pos: Explosive linebacker who flashes on the scene. Gets excellent depth on drops, quickly changes direction and displays terrific range on the field. Plays with good pad level, fast in every direction and stays on his feet. Finds his way through the traffic to the ball carrier and easily redirects to the action. Possesses good hands for the pick. Makes plays in pursuit running down opposing ball handlers.
Neg: Not large and slowed at the point. Lacks ideal height.
Analysis: A defender who possesses solid instincts and playing speed, Nicholson would be effective in a one-gap scheme where he is allowed to roam freely to the action.