Isn’t a dynamic athlete who can consistently outpace defenders seam. However, tracks the football well and exhibits impressive concentration and body control when asked to extend and make a play off his frame. Doesn’t exhibit any hesitation when asked to expose his body over the middle and will go up, pluck the football in traffic and come down with the grab.
Is a coordinated route runner as well who sells his routes with a subtle head fake, is sharp in and out of his breaks and is comfortable working in tight areas. Does a nice job putting his body between the defender and the ball and snatching the football. Has a good feel finding soft spots and knows how to work himself open, however, isn’t the type of athlete who can simply run away from man coverage. And isn’t overly explosive out of his breaks.
Is a limited run blocker at this stage. Does a decent job getting out of his stance and trying to gain leverage on contact. However, isn’t real heavy handed, allows his pad level to get upright and struggles to stick through contact. Will be used as a move blocker as well and even line up at full back at times.
However, is routinely overwhelmed on the play when trying to take on backers and ends up on the ground too often. Has a frame to get bigger, but at this stage isn’t going to be able to hold his own as an in-line guy and set the edge.
Impression: A limited blocker, but has some savvy as a pass catcher and adjusts well to get football. Isn’t a dynamic athlete and his limitations in the run game will hurt him. Looks more like a late round type/reserve only who could potentially make a team because of his ability to work the middle and move the chains."
Will catch the passes he should, but is not a glass eater, nor is he a remarkable athlete for the position.
Shows average quickness off the line and is a tight-hipped route runner.
Not strong enough to match physically with defensive ends — struggles to sustain or finish.
History of knee problems has to be checked out."
Will block but isn’t all that strong and doesn’t get much push; sat out spring practice with a knee injury."