Displays some natural shuffle and slide ability once he gets his hands on a defender and his hand placement improved as a junior. He does a better job extending his arms into his punch and creating more of a jolt at the point. Works hard to stick to blocks through contact and is tough to disengage.
Displays natural range when asked to reach the corner vs. speed, but footwork is still a work in progress. Gets overextended initially out of his stance and doesn’t keep his base at a natural width on his kick slip, looks to be just side shuffling to the edge and is going to need to learn to properly kick slide and maintain balance in his lower half.
Will struggle with power as well, defenders can get under his frame and overwhelm on contact initially when he gets upright off the snap. However, does a nice job cleanly dropping his pad level and cutting down linemen when asked to quick set. A coordinated lineman on the move.
Displays above-average range when asked to pull, breaks down well in space and can hit a target at the second level. Doesn’t display the balance to stick through contact, but works hard, has some nasty to his game and plays through the whistle. Takes good angles off the snap when asked to step and seal from the football.
However, struggles to create enough leverage for himself as an in-line and isn’t someone who is going to drive anyone off the ball at the next level. He’s more of a seal guy only, but will get caught losing balance and falling off blocks when trying to be physical through the play.
Impression: Possesses a good frame, can bend when he wants and has some natural athleticism, but struggles with balance in both the run and pass game. Still, possesses some upside as he will continue to develop, but looks like nothing more than an intriguing later round/developmental guy."
However, is soft-tempered with limited functional strength and does not play with violence or urgency.
Not a finisher and gets chewed up on counter moves. Poor hand use — slow punch and inconsistent placement.
Questionable motivation and toughness.
Has physical attributes to compete for a backup job, but intangibles could be a limiting factor."
Has a long frame with a huge wingspan and is a long way around, but is stiff and not very nimble afoot; also does not have a heavy punch; has good upper body strength, though, and is a solid drive blocker with a bit of a nasty streak;
Also a hard worker who has gotten in much better shape than earlier in his career when he struggled with conditioning."