Displays average read and react ability in both the run and pass game. Doesn't typically get early jumps on the football, but doesn't take himself out of many plays and always seems to eventually be flowing toward the action. Is a solid, wrap-up tackler who drops his pad level well into contact, brings his legs and wraps well on contact. However, will struggle to fight his way through traffic, allows himself to get to upright, can easily be knocked off balance or sealed from the football by blockers. Nevertheless, he does have a feel as a blitzer; times up the snap count well, takes proper angles toward the football and has a nose for making his way toward the quarterback.
Impression: Lacks ideal fluidity, balance, footwork and range in the pass game, but is a sound wrap-up tackler. However, isn't instinctive enough to routinely get good jumps on the football and looks like a camp body at best."
Strengths: Hard-hitting team leader. Good ball-hawking skills and nose for the ball.
Weaknesses: Groin injury (had surgery in July of 2009)has hampered him and has not been showing progress.