ranked 25th-best receiver in the 2021 WR-Class
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Former Viera Hawk, UCF Knight wide receiver Tre Nixon has officially declared for the NFL Draft on Tuesday via social media.
Nixon becomes the second UCF wideout to declare for the draft after Marlon Williams declared last month.
The decision comes as a small surprise after Nixon spent most of the 2020 season recovering from a dislocated collarbone he suffered in the first game against Georgia Tech.
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— Tre Nixon (@tre_nixon1) December 29, 2020
In 2020, Nixon caught 19 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns. However, when Nixon was healthy in 2019, he caught 49 passes for 830 yards and seven touchdowns.
Nixon has been known for his big downfield threat and has great acceleration and speed that translates well for the NFL. Experts see Nixon potentially fitting in as a NFL slot wide receiver.
Nixon has great size to go along with his speed by standing at 6-foot-2 and 180-pounds.
In lead up to the draft, he will now begin training for the NFL Combine set at Indianapolis at Grand Park Event Center on March 8-11.
The NFL draft is scheduled to be held from April 29 – May 1, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Depending on his NFL Combine results, many NFL Draft experts have Nixon set for a 4-7 round pick with potential to be a second day pick (Round 2-3) if he has a great workout at the NFL combine.
According to NFL Draft analyst site Walter Football, Nixon is ranked as the 25th-best receiver in the class, which is widely considered to be one of the deepest receiver classes in recent memory.
The Viera, Fla., native was UCF’s second-leading receiver in 2019 with 49 catches for 830 yards and seven touchdowns.
An honorable mention all-conference selection, he had 15 receptions of 20 or more yards – the third-most plays of 20+ yards by any player on the team.
Nixon has started all 26 games at wide receiver during his tenure as a Knight, having caught 40 passes for 562 yards and four touchdowns in 2018.
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