Donte Nicholson
DB | (6'0", 212, 4.57) | Oklahoma

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Selected by: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 5(141)
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Overall: Nicholson transferred to Oklahoma from Mt. San Antonio Junior College prior to the 2003 season. He was supposed to be overshadowed by Brandon Everage as a junior in '03 but he quickly became the best safety on the Sooner defense and wound up with 90 total tackles, 10 TFL, six sacks, two INT's and four PBU. He started all 13 games as a senior in 2004, finishing with 72 total tackles, three TFL, two sacks, one INT and five PBU. Nicholson is a late Day 1 prospect with the size, toughness, tackling skills, aggressiveness and enough speed to develop into a starting strong safety in the NFL. Nicholson will never have great range in zone coverage or be able to match up against most slot cover corners in the NFL, but if he can improve his recognition skills and become more technically sound and disciplined in coverage, he can ... For complete overview, strengths and weaknesses, login above or become an Insider.
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