Showcases good fight in the run game, works hard to get his hands under the pad level of opposing linemen. However, allows his pad level to get too upright, which really takes away from his ability to sit into his stance and walk his target back into the backfield as a left defensive end. However, looks a little more natural when asked to sit into his stance in the run game as a right defensive end. Does a slightly better job sitting into his stance, keeping his base under him and firing off the ball lower and with more leverage. Does a better job anchoring at the point of attack and works his legs well through contact, creating a stalemate.
Impression: Looked a little better as a right DE prospect, but overall he's undersized, plays high and isn't overly powerful or explosive in any area of the game. Is a try-hard guy with a good motor and better hand placement than you would expect. But his physical limitations will keep him from getting drafted."
Positive: Undersized college pass rusher with poor size/speed numbers. Plays with good leverage, displays quickness, and fluid if asked to twist or stunt. Immediately changes direction, smooth moving laterally and plays with good pad level. Shows speed off the edge and effectively uses his hands to protect himself.
Negative: Undersized and easily disrupted at the point of attack by tight ends. Lacks top speed in pursuit.
Analysis: Lavarias was a productive college defensive end who made a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage the past two years. He does not possess the size to consistently line up in a three-point stance, and he lacks the speed to be an every-down linebacker. He could be used as a nickel pass rusher in the NFL."