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Raiders 2019 UDFA Scouting Report: Keisean Nixon a long shot corner

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NCAA Football: Arkansas at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Keisean Nixon, CB, South Carolina


5’10”, 196 lbs

4.42 40-yard dash

10 bench reps

32.5” vertical jump

120” broad jump

4.52 20-yard shuttle

7.82 3-cone


2018: Started 11 games, 63 total tackles, 1.5 TFL, 0 INT, 9 PD

2017: Started 1 game, 8 total tackles, 0 TFL, 2 INT, 0 PD

2016: Transferred from junior college


2019 East-West Shrine Invite

2018 Unselfish Teammate Award

2018 Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring


Has the frame of a slot corner. Can break on the ball when the route develops in front of him. Stays sticky with receivers in man coverage. Fluid in his back pedal and transition to run downfield. Good eye discipline waiting for the receiver to look back before he peeks into the backfield. Very good in kick and punt coverage.


Did not play press man much, primarily played a half-turn style that is rarely used in the NFL. Can lose track of the ball downfield. Short arms limit his ability to re-route and contest catches.


Can make the team with his special teams prowess if other cornerbacks get injured or perform poorly in training camp. Only offers upside as a nickel corner in Paul Guenther’s scheme. In a crowded cornerback group with only a few open spots, Nixon’s lack of position flexibility will make it tough to make the team.