Originally, I was annoyed at the prospect of taking Nix in the first; I felt like we already have too many high picks invested in our 3-4 DL, which had been able to function well on mid-round picks, other than Hampton, and then Hood and Heyward, where Hood was basically a bad 1st round pick.
With all our holes, it seemed having to go with another first rounder on a unit that really doesn't feature any play makers to begin with. Plus, Nix was hurt last year.
But, if the 3-4 really needs an immovable object at NT, I guess we got to do what we got to do if we are staying in the LeBoo system. Nix is a fit. He is a beast. He is a young Casey. And he seems like a good guy - no thug problems or worries there.
After watching interviews and his play on tape, I would be fine with them taking him in the first. That's not to say I wouldn't like other picks as well, like Dennard or Evans, but if they take Nix I won't run into traffic.