Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive lineman Louis Nix III (1) warms up prior to the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Oakland Raiders select Louis Nix III


Each week Fansided.com will be doing a 2014 NFL Mock Draft of the first round. Just Blog Baby will highlight the pick and give our analysis of FS.com’s Raiders pick in addition to having our own three round mock draft each week beginning this month. 

This week’s FS.com NFL Mock Draft selection from FS.com editor Josh Sanchez is Louis Nix III, a defensive tackle from the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish. A pick that many have keyed on being a potential possibility for the Silver and Black as some of their biggest needs are on the interior offensive and defensive lines.

Sanchez explains:

The Oakland Raiders have continued to ignore the defensive tackle position, but they will be unable to do that if Nix is on the board.

Not only is Nix a monstrous player that can help bolster their rush defense, but he is capable of generating some pass rush up the middle that will be an added bonus to the Raiders defense.

Not much to complain about this pick, one spot ahead the Cleveland Browns snapped up Derek Carr, a potential shock pick the Raiders could go with if they aren’t high on Matt McGloin come draft day. Nix fits the Raiders needs better than the #10 pick Khalil Mack out of Buffalo and could be a player that would turn the Raiders pass rush into one of the best in the league with Lamarr Houston getting double teamed less often with Nix plugging up holes in the middle. Nix can also excel in both 3-4 and 4-3 schemes which would play right into defensive coordinator Jason Tarver’s varied playbook.

To read the full FS.com mock click here

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  • Jared Myers

    Clowney is my first choice — but Nix is number 2 on my list. Good choice.

  • AF AF AF

    Holy crap thats a big boy!

  • Bob

    Really? Mock Draft already?

  • noah

    I hope they get derek carr ive watched him play and he can really throw the ball

  • Pridenpoise

    My Dilemma hope tha Raiders lose out and get a really high pick or win a few of the remaining games, keep my sanity and go into the offseason on a positive note, with a coach that is going to get at least one more year to turn this ship around.

  • Fallen

    The defense isnt doing too bad. I say the more important need is offensive line. And if they do get a high draft pick… Try n trade down get and extra 2nd or 3rd. The first 4 picks should be in my opinion 2 offensive linemen 1 defensive linemen and 1 defensive end in whatever order.

    Go Raiders!

  • chase ruttig

    It is December Bob. It is time