Isn’t real compact with his footwork, seemed to get overextended initially on his power step — side step — and struggled with his power/balance because of it. Is a natural lateral athlete who does have the ability to shuffle and slide in space and through contact. However, struggled to stick to blocks in the pass game.
Isn’t a real compact/clean puncher either. Exposed his chest consistently, failed to routinely gain proper hand placement and could be overwhelmed on contact because of his high pad level. Is inconsistent in the run game as well, struggled to maintain balance coming out of his stance and will overextend/whiff on blocks off his frame.
Lacks ideal range when asked to pull and break down in space, seemed to always be a half step slow, causing him to lunge into blocks and routinely lunge into his man. Is better when asked to quick set and seal in the run game, as he possesses some coordination in tight areas
Has had a tough time staying on the field the past couple of seasons and durability is a concern. Missed all but three games in 2010 with an ankle injury and missed time in 2009 with a shoulder.
Impression: Possesses a good-looking frame and some natural lateral ability in pass protection. But he struggles to gain leverage, lacks an ideal anchor and I can’t see him holding up vs. power at the next level."