Keisean Nixon, CB, South Carolina #9

5096, 194, 4.55

Notes: From Compton, CA. Spent his first two college seasons at Arizona Western College in Yuma, where he played cornerback and returned kicks. Collected 16 tackles, 5 INT and 4 PBU in 2015. Had 30 tackles, 6 INT (returning 2 for touchdowns) and 5 PBU in 2016. Also averaged 42.0 on 9 kickoff returns with 2 touchdowns. Junior college transfer who played in 12 games, primarily on special teams, with 8 tackles, 2 INT (including 67 return yards and 1 touchdown), 2 PBU and 1 FF for the Gamecocks in 2017.

Positives: Quick, instinctive and athletic. Has a knack for being around the football. Anticipates the action and is often in the right place at the right time. Breaks on the ball well. Good hands for the interception. Tough and feisty tackler. Isn’t afraid to stick his nose in the action.

Negatives: Average size-speed ratio. Can be outmuscled by bigger receivers. Lacks elite stride-for-stride speed in coverage.

Summary: Best fit is likely as a nickel corner, but can play outside.

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