Bilal Nichols – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Bilal Nichols

DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DT Delaware 92 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'4 290 N/A 6'3 306 33 3/8 10 1/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.95 30.5* 9'4* 29 7.51* 4.44*

Overview:

Nichols finished his career at Delaware, where he played in 44 career games, had 129 tackles, 18.0 for loss, 12.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 11 pass breakups, and 3 forced fumbles. He has great size, he is a tackling machine, a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He gets a good push on the offensive line, and he does not get pushed around that easily. He is also a tough nosed player, and has good instincts. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He is also a relentless defender, and a ferocious defender. He is very powerful, and physical, and he uses his power to get through the offensive line. He is also a hard hitter, and a run stuffer. On the other hand, he has issues with fast running backs, and quarterbacks at times, as well as having issues with big offensive lineman at times, and he does not have the best speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Nichols as a day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has great size

A tackling machine

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

Gets a good push on the offensive line

Does not get pushed around that easily

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

Very experienced

A relentless defender

A ferocious defender

Very powerful and physical

Uses his power to get through the offensive line

A hard hitter

A run stuffer

Put up good sack numbers at Delaware

Did a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Has issues with fast backs and QBs at times

Has issues with big offensive lineman at times

Does not have the best speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 44

Tackles: 129

Tackles For Loss: 18.0

Sacks: 12.0

Interceptions: 2

Pass Breakups: 11

Forced Fumbles: 3