2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about MONTAE NICHOLSON: Michigan State, 6020 212 4.47. Junior entry from Monroeville, PA. Two-year starter who collected 200 tackles his last two years as a Spartan. All-Big 10 honorable mention. In 2015 Nicholson competed and placed sixth in the Big- 10 indoor track championship with a leap of 23 feet, 8 3/4 inches. Played boundary safety for the green and white and was known for his enforcer type hitting ability. Can break down and face up tackle or run through the block to make a sure open field tackle. Good range. Best in zone coverage but has the athletic ability and size to match-up on a tight end. Has the triangle numbers to contribute and be an eventual starter. Makes several downfield hustle plays. Fluid movement with a good backpedal. When he sees it, he has a burst moving downhill. Good route recognition. Has what a team is looking for athletically and physically to upgrade their secondary. Will be solid in special teams’ coverage. A developing size and speed prospect. Needs to improve his ability to mirror cuts. Will miss tackles at times going for a decleater instead of a sure tackle. Appears a step slow reacting at times. 2016 stats: 86 T, 2 TFL, 2 PBU, 1 INT. BTR:left 4.89, right 4.93. OSR:3/22. Fifth/sixth round. (A-33 3/8, H-9 1/2, VJ-35, SS-DNP).