Wraps well and is a consistent tackler inside. Showcases impressive range in pursuit as well. Runs very well sideline-to-sideline, can routinely track the ball carrier and has “plus” straight-line speed. Exhibits good short area quickness as well, feels the run game, knows when to side step blocks and keeps himself clean inside.
Always seems to be flowing toward the action as well. Plays fast, instincts are slightly above-average. However, at times will stop his feet trying to decipher information and can be slowed initially to drive on the football, hurting his chances of making plays off his frame.
An above-average open field tackler, takes good angles, wraps a bit high at times but routinely gets his man to the ground. Struggles to anchor on contact when run at. Is long armed and works hard to shed, but when he does makes most of his plays down the field.
Is coordinated/rangy in his drop. Obtains good depth off the line, can open up his hips and has a good burst out of his breaks. Gets a bit leggy when asked to re-direct and isn’t the cleanest change of direction guy. But the natural athleticism is there.
Needs to do a better job keeping himself in the play, bites on too many play fakes jumping toward the line of scrimmage and allowing routes to develop behind him. Showcases a savvy as a blitzer, timing up snap count well and closes quickly around the edge.
Impression: Runs well, generates a burst as a tackler and possesses natural athleticism. He is undersized and might be better suited for more of a cover two team, but needs to improve feel in zone coverage if he hopes to ever be more than a special teams guy/reserve."
Lacks elite top-end speed and is slow to diagnose. Is not stout at the point and gets stuck on blocks.
Can be taken advantage of in the passing game and is an ineffective blitzer.
Good tackler, though he needs to get stronger to prevent leaking yards after contact.
Needs to be covered up to make plays and will have to contribute on special teams."
Does a nice job getting off blocks; has good quickness and excellent closing speed; has reportedly run the 40 in under 4.50 seconds; still more of a sideline-to-sideline type; not a natural blitzer and doesn’t make a lot of plays in coverage, although he can run with most backs and TEs; character player who goes hard all the time."