However, he has a tendency to stand upright off the snap, doesn't try to get into blocks quickly and fails to eat up any ground initially. As a result he can be overwhelmed at the point of attack vs. the in-line game. He doesn't have the type of lower body strength to anchor inline and too often ends up on the ground.
Isn't overly rangy off his frame, and is better in tight areas where he does have an initial burst when asked to close. Uses his length to wrap well, but lacks ideal closing speed in space.
He isn't a real natural pass rusher and he doesn't fire off the ball quickly, again he gets upright and simply doesn't eat up much ground off the snap.
He tries to use his arms to keep himself clean and can be sudden laterally when trying to slip. However, his inability to eat up space off the snap keeps him from ever being a real impact pass rusher.
Impression: At his size, he simply doesn't have the skill set required to fill a role as an NFL defensive lineman."