Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com says:
Nix was an inconsistent player on tape, but he has the size and quickness to develop into a disruptive three-down player.
Matt Smith of NFL.com says:
Cam Thomas departed, and they need help all over that defense. Nix is higher on the board than CBs Verrett or Fuller at this point.
Mike Huguenin of NFL.com says:
He's strictly a nose tackle -- and Chargers could use one for their 3-4.
Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com says:
With Cam Thomas signing with the Steelers, San Diego can add some depth in the middle of their defensive line. Not sure they'll anticipate Nix still being on the board, but if he is, the pick would make sense.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com says:
They have to get stronger in the middle of their defense.
Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com says:
The Chargers have a void at nose tackle and Nix is the best in the draft. He will not put up big numbers in a 3-4 scheme but he will keep his old Notre Dame teammate Manti Te'o free to make plays.
Eddie Brown of U-T San Diego says:
If Gilbert and Dennard are off the board, I'd focus on the pass rush. A monster in the middle like Nix could have positive ripple effects for the entire defense.