Scouting Report: Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane

Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane

Algiers, LA | 5106 | 185 | 4.44E | 2018

 

Cover corner who excels in man-to-man coverage and possesses the natural instincts of being able to mirror receivers. Does not give up many completions, he can keep up with just about anyone and possesses starting caliber traits. Possesses extremely quick recovery speed, it’s like he has a turbo boost button. He is asked to mostly play man coverage, lining up on the outside, on either side of the field. He has done a much better job of tackling in 2017 than he has in the past. A fifth-year senior and four-year starter—he’ll finish his career with about 3,000 career snaps played at the collegiate level. Redshirted in 2013 due to a knee injury and missed most of 2014 spring ball. Endured an arm injury in 2016. One area he struggles in a bit is getting off blocks and being taken out of the play. Opposing wide receivers be prepared, he battles…all…game…long! A day two draft grade.

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2016: Second Team All-American Athletic Conference…Second Team All-Louisiana…Tallied 29 total tackles (20 solo, 9 assists)…Recorded four interceptions in which he returned for 171 yards – fourth-highest total in the FBS during the regular season.

2015: Started all 12 games as a redshirt sophomore…Totaled 46 tackles (41 solo, 5 assists) with 3.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, eight pass break-ups and one blocked kick.

2014: Played in all 12 games with 11 starts as a redshirt freshman…Named a First-Team Freshman All-American by USA Today and Phil Steele Publications while picking up Third-Team …Totaled 51 tackles (40 solo, 11 assists) with 2.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, six interceptions and six pass break-ups…Led the team in interceptions (6) and pass break-ups (6)…Six interceptions tied for seventh in Tulane single-season history and the most ever by a Green Wave freshman.

2013: Played in one game as a true freshman before sustaining a season-ending injury and redshirted…Lone appearance came vs Jackson State (8/29) when he posted seven tackles (5 solo, 2 assists) and a forced fumble.

High School: Three-year letterman at West Jefferson High for coach Marcus Scott…Helped lead the Buccaneers to a combined 20-13 overall record with three trips to the state playoffs and a District 9-5A title as a sophomore and senior…Named first-team all-district in his final two prep seasons…As a senior, named first-team all-state and all-metro after posting 59 tackles, 16 pass break-ups and five interceptions…Also lettered in track and field.

Personal: Majoring in Public Relations.

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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