Rankings
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Player Display Name: 
Montae Nicholson

Safety
School: Michigan State | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 212 | 40: 4.44 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.59
Projected Round
3-4
Bio: 
Two-year starter who tied for the team lead with three interceptions in 2015 to go with 83 tackles and two pass breakups. Made 86 tackles with one interception and two PBUs as a junior.
Pos: 
Underrated safety prospect who surprised many by entering the draft. Athletic, displays speed in both a straight line and laterally and moves well in every direction of the field. Quickly makes his way up the field defending the run, wraps up tackling and shows strength at the point. Displays range in coverage and solid ball skills and plays with a fierce style. Remains disciplined with assignments yet plays with a nasty attitude.
Neg: 
Shows some stiffness in his game. Average production against the pass.
Analysis: 
Nicholson was a force the past two years for the Michigan State defense and possesses the size, skill and upside to start at the next level. We may be overrating him as a middle-round choice, but with proper coaching we believe he’ll be playing with the first unit on Sundays.