Lines up as an H-back/fullback as well at times and displays some coordination when asked to get out to the second level and reach a defender off his frame. However, gets too high into contact, is stalled at the point and isn’t a guy who can initially win at the point of attack through the hole.
Doesn’t hold up real well in pass protection either, struggles to create leverage, isn’t real sticky through contact and can be overwhelmed at the point. Does do a nice job for his size staying low off the snap and releasing into the pass game. Isn’t a real gifted straight-line athlete and isn’t going to run away from anyone down the seam.
However, possesses some coordination to his game as a pass catcher. Likes to play in tighter areas, displays some short-area quickness and adjusts well to the football. Is a former high school quarterback who has a feel where to sit down in the pass game and knows how to work himself free.
Now, isn’t the sharpest of route runners and will chop his feet before getting out of his breaks in order to collect his balance. But understands how to gain leverage by widening/tightening his routes off the line and can pluck throws off his frame.
Impression: Isn’t a plus athlete or a real gifted blocker, but he can catch the football and move the chains. A fringe roster guy and more free agent than late-round pick."
Lacks the size, base strength and grit needed to contribute as a blocker in-line and barely pesters would-be tacklers on the move.
Will be a four-year starter and could compete for a job in a camp."
Has started 30 games and enters the season with a streak of 18 games with at least one reception; has 91 career receptions and has averaged over 12 yards per reception the past two years; has a long frame and soft hands; also runs precise routes, but is not all that quick or fast and is not much of a threat after the catch;
Has good size, but is not a particularly accomplished blocker."