Possesses an average first step off the line for his size with the ability to occasionally threaten the edge. However, struggles to keep his pad level down and isn't a real coordinated pass rusher when asked to drop his shoulder and flatten out along the edge. Is consistently pushed past the pocket and away from the quarterback. Isn't real strong in the hands either and routinely is engulfed on contact anytime an opposing lineman is able to get into his frame.
The most impressive part about his game was his overall fluidity and balance he exhibited when asked to drop off into coverage on the zone blitz. Looked comfortable keeping his feet under him and got good depth while keeping his eyes in the backfield and closing on the throw.
Impression: Possesses some natural athletic ability, but lacks power/know-how in all areas of the game. Might be able to get himself into an NFL training camp as a developmental 3-4 rush guy, but is nothing more at this stage."
Positive: Undersized college defensive end who projects as a one-gap linebacker in the NFL. Bends his knees, plays with leverage, and uses his hands well to protect himself. Displays ability off the edge and gets force going up the field.
Negative: Possesses marginal skills in pursuit. Has just a short burst of speed. Does not consistently chase the action hard from the back side.
Analysis: Felder has flashed skill the past two seasons but lacks the physical ability to be anything other than a backup linebacker in a 3-4 alignment."