Routinely gets his hands outside the frame of defenders and can be easily rag dolled and sealed from the run on the edge. Displays decent balance and body control when asked to drop off into coverage during zone blitz looks. Gets a piece of the tight end and has the ability to change directions without a ton of unnecessary movement.However, isn't real explosive when asked to close on the football, doesn't seem to have the ability to really cut it loose, looks a bit tight hipped and doesn't have a great gear when asked to close in pursuit.
Isn't real explosive out of his stance despite his size and isn't a guy who will be able to threaten the edge at the next level. Gets upright too quickly into contact, looks stiff trying to uncoil his long legs out of his stance and simply lacks the ability to generate much leverage for himself into contact. Does a decent job extending his arms at the point and has some short-area quickness to be sudden slipping blocks, work the club the inside and make his way up the field.
However, lacks ideal closing range. Struggles to consistently chase down quarterbacks once they are flushed from the pocket and doesn't have any type of second gear. Needs to do a better job getting off the football on time, likes to take on too many blocks with his shoulder and doesn't shed well once engaged.
Impression: Lacks ideal get-off burst and isn't a guy who can win with his first step despite his size. Maybe a camp body as a 3-4 OLB prospect, but looks way too stiff to play there when working in pursuit."
Positive: Athletic but undersized college defensive end who will receive consideration at outside linebacker in the NFL. Breaks down well, plays with good awareness, and displays solid movement skills. Plays with balance, stays within his pass rush angle, and gets leverage on opponents. Displays an array of moves getting off blocks. Gives effort and chases the action hard. Fluid getting to the sidelines, smooth pedaling in reverse, and shows ability in space.
Negative: Possesses marginal burst and speed. Not fast enough to pursue the action from the back side. Handled at the point of attack if he does not get the first step on defenders.
Analysis: Eddins was productive in college consistently making plays behind the line of scrimmage. He's best suited to be a situational pass rusher at the next level that can stand up over tackle or occasionally line up in a three-point stance."
Strengths: Quick, agile pass rusher who was among top 5 tacklers on the team. Good speed and technique off the edge give him opportunity to distrupt the backfield.
Weaknesses: Size will limit his role in the NFL on the d-line - his effectiveness is limited against the run. Will need to transitition to OLB and learn coverage skills to contribute regularly at the next level.