Tre Nixon began his college career at Ole Miss where he redshirted in 2016 and caught one pass in 2017 before transferring to UCF. The Ole Miss wide receiver room was incredibly crowded and Nixon had a much clearer path to a role at UCF. He had a decent season in 2018 and played his best in 2019, where he caught 49 passes for 830 yards with seven touchdowns. In 2020, Nixon dealt with a shoulder injury that was a factor for most of the season and limited the amount of games he was available for. The best part of Nixon’s game is his speed. He has the ability to take the top off the defense and win down the field. His collegiate success was predicated on vertical push that created the opportunity for him to get behind the secondary or snap off routes to get open underneath. With that said, he has inconsistent hands and isn’t always clean with his tracking down the field. He ran a very limited route tree at UCF, so there is a considerable curve ahead for him to expand the routes he can run. Nixon is a competitive player but struggles when contact is introduced and he has to be physical. And for a player with his speed, I expected more dynamic skill after the catch. For a team in search of a guy that can stretch the field, Nixon can be that answer, but the rest of his game has to be developed.
Ideal Role: Field-stretching receiver.
Scheme Fit: Vertical passing game.
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