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Grading the Pro Potential: Nose Tackles

Louis Nix (Matt Cashore/USA TODAY)

If Notre Dame's Louis Nix can keep his weight in check, he has the potential be a blend of Hall of Famer Warren Sapp and mammoth run-stuffers like Vince Wilfork and Casey Hampton. NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas analyzes Nix and several others at a position in which B.J. Raji is back with a one-year contract.

More and more teams are trending toward the 3-4 defensive alignment, putting greater emphasis in finding those quick, wide-bodied types that are perfectly capable of taking on multiple blockers and impacting the interior rush lanes. Most are barrel-chested beef-eaters who would make you cringe when they take their shirts off, as it is obvious they will not be entering any Mr. Universe contests... Recommended Stories

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