I'm a life long Redskins fan from western NC. I also enjoy the DC United, Nationals and Wizards and all athletes of good moral character. Retired USAF and very proud of father of US Army SSG. I also enjoy watching all athletes, amateur and professional alike, of good moral fiber. I'm retired USAF and the very proud of father of a US Army SSG. I also follow college basketball which started from growing up going to countless UNC-A games up where my dad worked as PR Director.
Hey, Jeff! Sorry for taking awhile, been a busy day and I'm just getting home, I'd have posted earlier but I can't get onto people's profiles on my phone.
To answer your question, I think Nixon's path to becoming a starter is a lot more clear than people may think. I personally feel like the reason he is generally held behind Polumbus/Pashos/Trueblood is because he is a rookie, especially an UDFA (although he should've been drafted, in my opinion). As Rick mentioned in the comments, he's inconsistent. He's very on and off, but when he's on he is ON. I love his size, love his athleticism, love his potential; however, he will need to not only pick up the system well, but also prove he can be a consistent blocker. I'd really like to see the kid start when we open up against Philly on MNF, and I think he's definitely got a chance. If he's not a starter at some point this season, he might be in 2014.
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