2018 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about DEATRICK NICHOLS: South Florida, 5087 186 4.47. Three year starter from Miami, FL. Solid cover skills. Very good fundamentals in zone and man coverage. Maintains cushion when backed off and shows a sudden plant and drive on the quick throw. Has experience in both press and backed off. Has the speed to cover the verticals and chase. Good zone awareness. Zones off well as a quarters player. Plays the high low and flood routes well, seeing the threats and the throw. Size is a concern, but he is a willing tackler and take-on guy. He will get bounced around at times and will miss a tackle. Fringe ball skills. Was inconsistent with hands and getting to the catch point when in phase. Some hitch in transition at times causing him to be in catch-up mode. Has some cover tools. Must excel at special teams and play in sub packages to make a roster. Shrine Game notes: Has quick feet in initial movement and a quick change of direction. Very active corner with nickel corner skills. Mirrors receiver well in man coverage and displays good ball skills. Focused on the receiver. Closes voids well in zone and shows good awareness. Stays in phase with vertical routes. His tackling skill is aggressive so he will miss from time to time. 2017 stats: 56 T, 4 TFL, 12 PBU, 1 FF, 2 INT. Seventh round/ PFA. (A-29 1/4, H-8 3/4, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).