Positive: Hardworking, durable lineman with limited upside. Quickly gets off the ball, correctly places his hands into defenders, and effectively uses body positioning to seal opponents from the action. Blocks with a nasty attitude, keeps his head on a swivel, and works hard until the whistle blows.Quick out to the second level. Plays with explosiveness.
Negative: Gets minimal movement run blocking and cannot finish blocks. Struggles redirecting to linebackers on the second level. Lacks top footwork for a smaller lineman.
Analysis: Nierman has been incredibly productive and durable on the college level, but he lacks the physical skills to be anything other than the third man on the depth chart in the NFL. His ability to be used at any of the three interior blocking positions gives him an outside shot."