CHAPEL HILL, N.C.(AP) Hakeem Nicks just knew he was going to have a big game. North Carolina didn't need much else to become bowl-eligible for the first time in four years. Nicks had three second-quarter touchdown catches and ran for a score in the fourth to help the Tar Heels beat No. 23 Boston...[details]
The Good: A tall, thickly built safety prospect with good read-and-react ability at the line of scrimmage. Showcases good closing speed toward the perimeter and breaks down well in space. Showcases flexible hips and the body control to redirect and get out of his breaks. Is a solid wrap-up tackler who explodes through the ball on contact. The Bad: A linebacker/strong safety tweener who will need to make the full-time transition to safety in the NFL. Needs to learn to play in the deep half and adjust to coving the speed of receivers down the field. Might be more of a special teams guy at the next level.