Generates a snap into contact, exhibits plus power and can routinely win at the point of attack. However, doesn’t seem to possess that consistent mean streak. Gets a bit tentative at times off the ball, doesn’t look to routinely finish through contact and at times simply doesn’t play up to his physical talents. Can handle defensive ends at the point on one play and then be overpowered by a linebacker on the next.
Exhibits natural body control and range getting out to the second level, breaks down well in space and can seal. Is also very coordinated in pass protection, looks compact/smooth toward the edge and extends his arms well. However, needs to be more physical/assertive with his punch and working through contact. Struggles to stay on blocks in both the run and pass game through the play.
Showcases the ability to keep his base down off the snap when getting into his routes, but again seems a bit tentative, doesn’t routinely get off the snap on time and has a slight roll of momentum from his heels to his toes when getting into his route. Once he gets his momentum going there is a natural burst with good body control stemming his route and using his balance/foot quickness to cleanly get out of his breaks.
Snaps his head around quickly, locates the ball well and uses his long arms to pluck well away from his frame. Displays average straight-line speed, but gets up to speed quickly and can threaten the seam on vertical routes. Exhibits the body control to adjust to the football. However, concentration seems to lapse at times, as he will put the ball on the ground.
Impression: There is a lot physically to like about his game. He’s powerful when he wants to be, can block with leverage and separate in tight areas. However, inconsistencies both in the passion and effort department are major concerns when I watch him on tape, and in my mind would keep him from being drafted. Worth a shot in camp though."
Is used heavily underneath with limited run-after-the-catch ability and downfield speed.
Struggles to separate with quickness or savvy.
Marginal base strength.
Does not finish blocks.
Is efficient blocking when he has an angle and is on the move."
Not as tall as many teams like their TEs, but has bulked up to a solid 265 pounds; has good lower body strength and is a willing blocker, but not very polished technically; doesn’t use hands well and tends to lunge;
Had 26 receptions in 2009, but only 13 last fall after he bulked up."