However, isn’t overly rangy and when he has to press toward the edge, will pop upright quickly on his kick-slide, flaps his arms in order to generate more momentum and will expose his chest at the point.
Doesn’t sit into his base nearly as well when asked to anchor vs. gifted speed rushers and gets caught too often getting upright into contact, overextending on his footwork and isn’t an impressive puncher.
Doesn’t keep his hands up and ready to strike in pass protection, too often they are down near his waist as he becomes more of a catcher and is susceptible to power. However, does displays some short area quickness, allowing him to make up for a false step and does flash some natural shuffle and slide ability through contact when engaged.
Possesses a good initial burst out of his stance in the run game.
Looks coordinated on perimeter runs reaching a target off out his outside shoulder and cleanly reach blocking and sealing inside. Can generate some leverage for himself on contact, consistently holds the point of attack and will anchor/seal though the play.
Plays predominately from a three-point stance and gets caught doubling over at the waist when he needs to quickly fire off the football and get into the second level off the line.
However, has some pop as an in-line guy, can gain leverage and stick to defenders, while also demonstrating some range and body control when asked to pull and breakdown on a target.
Impression: There is some natural physical attributes to his game, but is playing out of position at Northwestern in my mind. Looks more like a guard prospect to me who needs to improve his hand placement in order to have a chance. Nevertheless, flashes enough in tight areas to make me think he’s a guy who could mature into an NFL caliber lineman with a year or two of development."
Can wall off and seal running lanes and is adequate in pass protection, but plays short-armed without pop in his hands (average sustain). Needs to get stronger, and overall game lacks power, explosion and nastiness.
Functional short-area guard prospect lacks exceptional traits, but has good character and could overachieve in a zone, slide-protection blocking scheme."
Tends to lose focus, though, and can be inconsistent at times; also not all that physical drive blocking."