Deatrick Nichols – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Deatrick Nichols



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
CB South Florida 3 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'10 189 4.47

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle


Nichols finished his career at South Florida, where he played in 49 career games, had 170 tackles, 13.5 for loss, 11 interceptions, 34 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovered. He has good speed, is a tackling machine, and was a ball hawk. He has good instincts, and good ball skills. He is very physical, and does not back down. He is a relentless defender, a good cover cornerback, and a shut down cornerback. He is also a hard hitter, and a defensive play maker. On the other hand, he is a bit undersized, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Nichols as a potential day 3 pick when it is all said and done.


Has good speed

Tackling machine

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

Ball hawk

Has good ball skills

Relentless defender

Very physical

Does not back down

A good cover CB

A hard hitter

A shut down CB

Does a great job of breaking up passes

A defensive play maker

Very experienced

Does a good job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss


A bit undersized but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 49

Tackles: 170

Tackles For Loss: 13.5

Interceptions: 11

Pass Breakups: 34

Forced Fumbles: 3

Fumbles Recovered: 1