Tries to keep his base down, but looks fidgety and uncomfortable with his footwork. Doesn’t stay real compact when trying to get depth in the deep half and needs to chop his feet in order to collect himself and get out of his breaks.
Isn’t real instinctive, slow to read and react and doesn’t make many plays on the football. Lacks a great initial burst when trying to close as well, lacks a great first step and doesn’t have the range to get over the top in the deep half. Does possess good wrap up ability/coordination as a tackler, both in a phone booth and in space.
Takes good angles in the open field, plays the game with a mean streak and wraps routinely on contact. Is a solid last line college defender who at times will see his angles outpaced, but has the natural power/body control to find a way to get his man to the ground, but I have reservations about him doing the same in the NFL.
Doesn’t do a great job however inside the box. Struggles to quickly key and diagnose the play. Doesn’t seem to put himself around the action routinely and can easily be washed out/sealed when trying to pick his way through traffic.
Impression: A compact kid, but I can’t see him holding up in space vs. an NFL pass game and isn’t dynamic enough vs. the run to make up for it."
Has surprising ball production and is the type of player you root for.
However, he is an average athlete with marginal burst and range and isn't a box banger.
Lacks standout traits for the pro game and would have to excel on special teams to stick."