Iowa defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon is coming out of nowhere and becoming an exciting 2021 NFL Draft prospect.
There is not much to be excited about when it comes to the 0-2 Iowa football team. The Hawkeyes have lost back-to-back close games and may be in for a long season. That being said, junior defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon is playing at an extremely high level and needs to be taken seriously as a potential gem in the 2021 NFL Draft class.
In the Hawkeyes’ 21-20 loss to Northwestern on Saturday, Nixon piled up 11 total tackles (three for loss) and 1.5 sacks. Through two games, Nixon now has 18 total tackles (5.5 for loss) and two sacks. He has been able to create consistent pressure as an interior pass rusher and has been a force against the run. Nixon has not only put up big numbers for a defensive tackle, he has been a disruptive force in the middle of the field on a consistent basis.
The 2020 season is Nixon’s second year with the Hawkeyes and his first as a full-time player. He appeared in all 13 games for Iowa last season but was on the short side of the defensive tackle rotation. Now with his expanded snap count, Nixon has become a star in the middle of the Iowa defense.
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