Is a linear athlete and doesn't have the type of lateral quickness to shed blocks off the snap and cleanly get into the backfield. However, he is a good pass rusher into contact. Has the ability to gain leverage, create a jolt on his bull rush and loves to work the club/arm over in order to shed the blocker and cleanly make his way up the field. Uses his hands well to disengage in both the run and pass game and has a good nose for the football. Lacks ideal closing range off his frame and isn't going to consistently make plays chasing the ball carrier from the backside, but works hard and tackles well in tough quarters.
Impression: A tough, typical blue-collar type BC interior man. Has a good first step, plays with leverage and knows how to use his hands to disengage from blocks and get after the football. Isn't a great athlete, but looks like a guy who can definitely give you good production as at worst a two-down defender in the NFL with a little pass rush to his game as well."
2010- (pre-Bowl) 27 tackles in 12 games, with 9 TFLs, 3 sacks, 2 PBUs, 4 QBHs, 2 FRs and 1 FF.
2009- Played in all 11 games, started in 10. Had 35 tackles (21 solo, 14 assisted). Also had 6.5 TFL, two sacks, a forced fumble, and a recovered fumble.
2008- Had 13 solo tackles, one TFL, and one recovered fumble throughout the season. Played some on special teams.
2007- Played in all 13 games. Did not start, but had nine tackles (five solo, three assisted), three TFL, and one sack.
2006- Redshirted as a true freshman.
Strengths: Basically has been a one-gap run stuffer until this past season when he began to show a bit more ability to penetrate, and be a bit more disruptive. Nice movement skills given his size. A bit of an energizer bunny and can take the pounding.
Weaknesses: Doesn't really stand out in any facet of DT play. Might actually be better tried as a 5-tech in a 3-4 defense where his bulk and foot quickness would serve him a bit better. Can be washed by big interior linemen in the run game, and really doesn't have the edge speed to be considered a solid 3-4 candidate despite his body type.
Projection: 7th-priority UDFA."