2021 NFL Draft Profile – Daviyon Nixon

DT – Iowa – #54 – 6021 – 305lbs


  • Struggles with his hands in pass rush
  • Shows glimpses of a solid swim move
  • He has great ability to defeat double teams in run defense
  • He’s extremely hard to move around
  • Nixon occasionally presents a high pad level
  • He can bull rush quite well, uses his lower body strength to his advantage
  • Great field awareness especially when rushing the passer
  • 22 solo tackles, 5.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception in 2020
  • 1st round grade

Games Watched: vs. Nebraska, vs. Minnesota, vs. Michigan State

Background: Born 12/13/98. He is a criminal justice major. Nixon’s parents are Danielle and Rodney Nixon and Chwanda and Kacey Frierson-Nixon. His high school coach was Mike McKay. (Iowa Football)


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