Looks Like Louis Nix Will Be Declaring for Draft. Chargers Should Be Interested

By Ernie Padaon

Apr 20, 2013; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish nose tackle Louis Nix (1) gestures before a two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter of the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame DT Louis Nix looks like he is going to declare for the NFL draft very soon. He sent out this picture on his instagram last night:

He also has signed on with an agency today to represent him in the 2014 NFL Draft. The official announcement has not been made, but itreally looks like he will be leaving school early to join an NFL team.

The Chargers should be interested in picking up Louis Nix in the draft. He is going to be the top nose tackle in the draft and the Chargers are in desperate need of a nose tackle to fill the spot in our 3-4 defense.

Nix fits the mold perfectly for a 3-4 nose tackle. He is a big man in the middle and can get the attention of multiple defenders. He would be able to free up the other guys on the defense and allow the linebackers to fly through the gaps to make plays.

Nix did suffer a torn meniscus during the season though and it is an injury that teams will be scouting out. It could make him slide in the draft and put him in the laps of the Chargers. I would love to pick up Nix for our defense. If there is one position that can make everyone else on the defense play better, it would be that nose tackle spot. Nix could be the big boy that we need.

If there is a player in the draft that I have already fallen in love with, it would be this cuddly bear in the middle. What would you all think about adding Nix to the roster?