Possesses the natural power to routinely anchor at the point of attack. Again, is a bit inconsistent with his pad level, but when he extends his arms off the snap and unleashes his strong punch, he can jar defenders, re-coil and shed.
Possesses natural short area quickness as well when asked to close off his frame and uses his length well to wrap. Gets himself into some trouble trying to fire inside too often off the offensive tackle and too often leads with his shoulder. Gets upright, loses balance, doesn't use his hands and can be pushed past/sealed from the play.
Needs to do a better job finding the football in the run game.
Is a power rusher at this stage with a limited arsenal. Lacks great awareness and too often is the last lineman moving off the snap. Doesn't sit into his stance well, initial movement is upright and doesn't eat up a ton of ground off the ball.
Lacks the initial burst to routinely threaten the edge and doesn't have the kind of flexibility to drop his pad level and turn the corner. Does have some natural bull rush ability if he keeps his pad level down, but isn't real sudden/balanced through contact and plays too linear.
Does have some short area quickness on his spin move and you can see the natural athleticism, but doesn't counter well off his power rush at this time. Flashes good disengagement skills at times with his hands, quickly getting his opponents hands off him and closing on the QB.
Much like in the run game, loves to try to work the C gap off the snap and fight his way inside. You can see the obvious power, as he can create a push even with his high pad level and no use of the hands. But in order to be more effective, needs to play lower and use his power arms/hands to keep himself clean.
Transferred to North Alabama as a senior due to personal reasons.
Impression: The skill set is there for him to mature into a capable run player in the NFL as a 43 end and a decent power rushing option. Needs to improve pad level and hand usage, but is a nice big body worth using a pick on. Looks more like a rotational DE in the NFL to me."