Plays at one gear and doesn’t have much of an explosive element to his game when asked to close. Looks too tight in the hips to properly breakdown in space and too often allows defenders to side step him in the open field. Isn’t real effective inside vs. the run game either as he lacks ideal awareness/instincts to read/diagnose quickly.
Rarely gets early jumps on the football and too often struggles to find the ball carrier. Does have some natural initial thump on contact when taking on blocks and can create leverage for himself. However, lacks ideal length, struggles to fend off blocks and even when he does disengage lacks the initial burst/body control to make plays off his frame and tackle.
Impression: A tightly would linebacker who lacks ideal range off his frame, isn’t overly instinctive and simply doesn’t make enough consistent plays on the football to be considered a legit NFL linebacker."
Has a slow trigger and needs to play with more urgency.
Tight-hipped with pedestrian speed and suddenness, though he drops athletically into zone.
Is football-smart with good character, but his progress has idled because of intermittent violence, explosion and intensity.
Best chance will be in a gap-control defense."
Has good size and upper-body strength and uses hands well to keep blockers off his legs; can stack and shed at the point of attack; also is light on his feet and does a nice job getting through the traffic; more quick than fast though and has only average closing speed and range;
Also a former DE who is limited in pass coverage."