Has a passion for the game, which shows up with his raw emotion on the field, but doesn’t have a great motor. And when you combine the at times inconsistent motor and substandard instincts he doesn’t make as many plays in prusite as his skill set would lead you to believe.
Breaks down well on contact however, taking good angles, drops his pad level and wraps, generating a snap as a tackler. But, isn’t a guy who can stack and shed quickly at the point. Gets upright into contact, doesn’t have a real long set of arms and can easily be overwhelmed/sealed inside. Doesn’t display great short area quickness either, struggles to keep himself clean vs. lineman getting out to the second level and making his way through traffic.
Displays good depth in his drop off the line and he can open up his hips when looking to re-direct. However, is a bit mechanical/stiff, gets overextended with his footwork and doesn’t create much of a burst when asked to close, as he’s too often force to chop his feet in order to regain balance.
Seems to get caught in no man’s land at times in zone coverage and looks a lot more comfortable in man where he can use his straight-line speed to run with backs out of the backfield.
Impression: Has been productive with only limited years of experience and can run and tackle. However, isn’t real instinctive, struggles to stack and shed and needs to earn his way on from special teams to have a chance."
Actually was a troubled teen who never played any sports at all until his senior year in high school, but has since played basketball in the Maccabi games and was a track star (long jump, triple jump and javelin) in his one year at a junior college;
Still learning the technical aspects of the position and can be overwhelmed at the point of attack, but has great range and can outrun mistakes; had 81 tackles last fall including a couple of sacks; also picked off two passes and broke up four others."