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
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.