Nixon was the Patriots ultimate choose in past year’s draft, 242nd total, out of UCF. And seemed for the future 11 months or so to be your traditional “What Have We Bought to Shed?” late spherical flyer. He manufactured the 53-gentleman roster previous yr but never appeared in a game. And it was assumed this calendar year he’d be battling all over again for a place in a semi-crowded vast receiver home that extra DeVante Parker and subtracted no one nonetheless. Not even N’Keal Harry, tough as that is to consider.
And however Nixon started finding recognized in the pair of minicamp procedures the media attended. Here is what I claimed about Jones and Nixon’s chemistry immediately after the one I went to:
–His highlights on this working day were a couple of deep balls to Tre Nixon, who of all men and women is commencing to appear like a preferred of Jones. He strike Nixon appropriate on the palms on a corner route towards Shaun Wade early. And late, he lofted a perfect deep contact go into Nixon’s bucket around Jonathan Jones, which Nixon hauled in with just one hand when preventing off JoJones (it is heading to just take a large amount of effort to differentiate our Joneses this calendar year) DPI with his other.
Which was reliable with what some others noticed at the other procedures. Jones dropping again, scanning the area, searching to Nixon who was finding off the line and open, and the two generating the relationship. And this was not automatically towards some roster bubble particular teamers or rookies, but Jonathan Jones, their top rated slot corner.
Now insert to this the point that Nixon is out in Carlsbad, CA finding a whole working day (or much more) of teaching with Jones – finding