But his skill set makes me think he’s more of a one-gap guy. Can create some initial leverage, but his hand placement is inconsistent and too often he allows opposing blockers to get under his pad level and uncoil/overwhelm him backward. Routinely can be washed out of the play and handled one-on-one inside. Doesn’t fare well at all vs. the double team either.
Is an above-average athlete for the nose and will work in pursuit. Uses his length well to fend off blocks down the line, but isn’t a space-eater inside. Exhibits the ability to at least threaten gaps inside off the ball vs. the pass. Isn’t a natural pass rusher, doesn’t exhibit much lateral quickness and fails to use his hands to keep himself clean. More of a linear rusher only.
However, when asked to loop inside he does extend his arms well to keep himself clean and eventually can work himself free. Nevertheless, isn’t a guy who can consistently win for you inside as a pass rusher. Displays questionable instincts as well, struggles to routinely find the football and will allow himself to be easily sealed at times.
Impression: Is playing out of position on the Georgia defense in my mind. But either way, doesn’t offer enough in any area of the game for me to say he’s worth a draft pick at this stage."
Competes and gives good effort for a 300-pounder.
Shows average eyes and reactions and does not always feel pressure.
Has played inside and outside, but has tight hips and cannot work an edge (limited pass rush value).
Average hand use and can do a better job of protecting his legs.
Unflashy, short-area, block occupier who could compete for a backup job as a 4-3 nose tackle."
Also keeps pads low and has some quickness of the snap, but has limited lateral agility and struggles to find the ball at times; stacks well but needs to improve ability to shed blockers; had 36 tackles in 2010, but only 1.5 sacks."