"What makes Nixon a terrific fit for the Redskins offensive line is his experience with the read-option. During his days at Florida, he got plenty of action in a zone-blocking scheme while paving the way for an option attack that found plenty of success on the ground. With Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris emerging as focal points in the Redskins offense, having blockers capable of running the read-option will be crucial in D.C. Combining sneaky athleticism with outstanding size, Nixon makes sense from a scheme standpoint. He has the mobility to get out on the perimeter and keep up with edge rushers, but also the power to move interior defenders off the ball."
He is not your typical undrafted free agent. Will he ever be Terry Hermeling, Turk Edwards, Jeff Bostic, or Joe Jacoby? Probably not, but I am reallly pulling for him to make an impact. If he would develop into what he could be, we would be in terrific shape on the OL for years to come, and a piece of the puzzle in place. Also, if placed on the practice squad he would be snatched up in very quick fashion. HTTR