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Derek Nicholson
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BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter and Florida State�s leading tackler during his junior and senior seasons. Totals last year included 81/15/1 after 99 over/8/.5 as a junior.

POSITIVES: Nicholson has been a solid defender for Florida State, yet he lacks the size, speed and overall game to be anything other than a backup inside linebacker for a 3-4 system in the NFL.

NEGATIVES: Marginal skills in pursuit. Too eager moving up the field, and gets caught out of position. Late reacting in coverage and shows marginal ball skills.

ANALYSIS: Forceful run-defending linebacker best playing downhill. Quick up the field, shows a good head for the ball in run defense, and wraps up tackling. Aggressive and makes plays in the open field.


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