Now, he isn't overly powerful or sudden, and can't instantly disengage and make a play on the ball carrier down the line. But he plays with good leverage and has the ability to clog run lanes, anchor on contact and two-gap inside. Played a lot more as a five-technique guy in 2010, wasn't nearly as instinctive finding the football and didn't offer much as a pass rusher off the edge.
Coils up well into his stance and is a natural bender. Possesses an average first step off the snap and works hard to fight his way through blocks, allows his base to get a bit upright but has some power on contact through his upper body. Showcases violent hands and solid body strength as a bull rusher and can initially overwhelm his target into the backfield one-on-one.
Now, he isn't real laterally gifted, more of a linear push/pull guy who will struggle to slip blocks once an opposing lineman gets his hands on him. But he's a real hard-working kid who has a motor that runs nonstop and plays until the whistle.
Impression: A guy who I really like and would go to bat for on draft day. Wasn't nearly as instinctive in 2010 as he was in 2009 playing a new position. But, the guy has some versatility, a good motor, can coil up well and play with leverage and is a guy who I could see sticking as a reserve type lineman."