Philadelphia Eagles First Round Draft Prospects

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Apr 20, 2013; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish nose tackle Louis Nix (1) gestures before a two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter of the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

DT Louis Nix (Notre Dame)

No matter how you look at it, the Eagles need help at the defensive tackle position in an attempt to boost their unimpressive defensive front from one year ago. Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Bennie Logan is a nice enough player and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Damion Square had his 15 seconds of fame after being run over by Dallas Cowboys’ running back DeMarco Murray week 17 of 2013, but it is time for Philadelphia to draft themselves a dominant defensive tackle.

I believe Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix III is the perfect man for the job.

Simply put, Nix is an animal on the defensive line. He is quick off of the snap, surprisingly mobile and agile for a man of his frame, and provides adequate pressure to disrupt opposing offenses on almost every single play. He saw much action as a defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme at Notre Dame as opposed to Philadelphia’s 3-4 scheme, but there is no doubt in mind that he can transition to become a very effective nose tackle as well.

The underlying theme that needs to be addressed this off-season for Philadelphia is their lack of pass-rushing ability from last season. What is a proactive step in fixing that problem? Take the 6’2” 330 lb. dominating force from Notre Dame and stick him on your defensive line. I do not expect that the Eagles would regret it.

Nix III missed much of 2013 with a torn meniscus, an issue that is not expected to carry over and alter his draft stock.