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Nix could be gone after this year, I'm sure he's been moving up some draft boards with his play this year.

 

I agree. He has a lot of siblings to take care of. From what he's mentioned in the past, his family's financial situation is precarious if not dire.

 

A motivated Nix is a Wilfork clone and Wilfork is probably second best DT behind Ngata.

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Been wondering about this too ... I don't know where they rate Nix on draft boards but NT is becoming a hot commodity in the nfl I personally think he's the most important defensive player other than teo we definitely need to go hard after that position in '14

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I worry about Nix leaving after this year not waiting another one because his stock is on the rise. Personally, I would love to get one more year out of him and he would be wise to look at that with a really strong class of DT's out there for this years draft class. As of now Day looks the best suited body wise to take the role over when he moves on.

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Never thought of this.. losing Nix to the draft would be a huge blow. I think jarron jones once he bulks up some more would replace him fine. Springmann has impressed me more than kona this year too. He also can add more weight to his 6'6 frame.

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Personally in my opinion I think Nix will stay based on who he is and how he was raised. Clearly big Lou is a great person above all else. He will want that degree 100% completed (which he could technically do this year, I don't know how far along he is). Also with another year he has potential for 1st round (in no mock draft is he even mentioned 1st round this year so far)

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Personally in my opinion I think Nix will stay based on who he is and how he was raised. Clearly big Lou is a great person above all else. He will want that degree 100% completed (which he could technically do this year, I don't know how far along he is).

My gut tells me he stays as well but its not totally inconceivable that he's gonna goto the draft. I think he legit likes school, likes ND and enjoys playing on this team.

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I've said this before and it seems clear that BK and co are not going to recruit a replacement for Nix. They clearly prefer a more versatile type of D-lineman.

 

I agree, also in todays football world a player like Nix is rare. You don't see many true DTs coming up through anymore in my opinion.

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It's hard to find a true nose tackle for the 3-4 position. Probably the single most important position, also, in the 3-4. My guess is that Springmann would step in as the starter. Either way, hope he stays but wouldn't be surprised if he bolts. Would be curious to see where his combine numbers come in at, which pro teams put a ton of stock in.

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