BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who posted 32/7/2 as a senior after 37/11/3 as a junior and 57 tackles during his sophomore season.
POSITIVES: Nicolas is a competitive prospect who gets the most from his assets. He does not possess the ability to start at the next
level, yet he could find a home as a backup tackle or two-gap defensive end for a team that appreciates his approach to the
NEGATIVES: Lacks an explosive first step off the snap, and possesses just a short area burst of speed. Marginal skills as a pass rusher.
ANALYSIS: Hard-working defensive lineman with marginal upside. Flashes power driving up the field, holds the point, and plays with leverage.
Works his hands throughout the action, displays a good head for the ball and an adequate change direction.