SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Nose guard Louis Nix III wanted to make sure NFL scouts got a good look at his slimmed down physique at Notre Dame's pro day Thursday, even taking off his T-shirt to run the 40.
"I hope they liked my thighs and my footwork and my hips," he said. "Because I've been working on them and trying to get them flexible and be able to move around."
The 6-3 Nix said his weight is down to 331, nearly 20 pounds under his playing weight and 40 pounds below what he weighed when he arrived on campus. He said it's the lightest he's been since 11th grade. He also said the torn meniscus in his left knee that ended his collegiate career with two regular-season games left is healed.
"It's feeling great. It doesn't feel like I got hurt," he said. "I'm running around good."
Nix, defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt and offensive tackle Zack Martin, who have all been mentioned as possible high drafts picks, were among the 16 former Notre Dame players to take part in the workouts. Tuitt didn't take part because his left foot is in a walking boot after undergoing surgery to repair a break discovered during his physical at the NFL combine. Tuitt said the injury was a surprise.
"I had trained for six weeks before that and I felt as healthy as I could be," he said.
Tuitt was able to work out for scouts in Atlanta before undergoing surgery in February.
"I feel really good about it. It was a good performance," he said.
The 6-6 Tuitt said he weighs 299, his lowest weight in recent memory. That's 13 pounds lighter than he was listed for the Pinstripe Bowl in December. Tuitt said he was able to drop the weight after leaving school.
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