Name: Jerome Nichols
Weight: 218 lbs.
High school: Detroit (MI) Renaissance
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #50
Last year: I ranked Nichols #108 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating: N/A
Nichols was a standout thumper at inside linebacker in high school. Unfortunately, thumpers in high school often don’t translate well to the college game, where players have to be able to run well, too. I do think Nichols has a little better chance of playing in Mike Macdonald’s system (more of a 3-4) than Don Brown’s (more of a 4-2), but the opportunities may still be limited due to the caliber and experience of some players ahead of him.
Prediction: Backup linebacker