Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Parry Nickerson

Cornerback
School: Tulane | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10.5 / 182 | 40: 4.32 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.58
Projected Round
4th
Bio: 
Four-year starter who was named First Team All-AAC after leading the conference with six interceptions, making 55 tackles and breaking up eight passes in 2017. Earned Second Team All-AAC honors as a junior after finishing tied for fifth in the conference with four interceptions and added nine PBUs. Led Tulane with six pass breakups in 2015. Finished tied for second in the AAC with five interceptions as a redshirt freshman and was named Honorable Mention All-AAC.
Pos: 
Underrated cornerback with terrific ball skills. Quick and fluid transitioning off the line, instinctive and stays on the receiver’s hip out of breaks. Effectively times pass defenses, does a good job tracking the pass in the air and positions himself to defend the throw. Effectively makes plays with his back to the ball, gets his head back around to find the pass and adjusts to knock away the throw. Shows excellent hands for the interception. Effective facing the action, shows good route recognition and displays a closing burst.
Neg: 
Possesses a thin build and struggles in battles. Can be slow flipping his hips off the line of scrimmage.
Analysis: 
Nickerson was a solid cornerback the past three seasons and does not get the credit he deserves. He lacks starter size for the next level but offers potential in nickel or dime packages as either a zone cornerback or in man coverage.