Takes good angles to the football, doesn’t do a great job breaking down, as he at times gets high, but for the most part gets the ball carrier to the ground. Plays with some nasty, works hard to fight his way through blocks and his low center of gravity allows him to consistently keep his balance and work through contact. Has a good feel vs. the pass game. Plays a lot in the slot on the boundary side with his back toward the sideline.
Displays a good feel for routes developing around him getting early jumps on the throw and putting himself around the football. However, is tight in the hips, has a tendency to get locked up out of his breaks and is slow to turn and run.
Doesn’t generate much depth in his drop and needs to get his hands on receivers/tight end and re-route in order to keep pace in coverage. Isn’t a guy who I would trust in space, possesses solid game speed and plays faster because he reads the game pretty well, but isn’t someone who can make up for a false step and get over the top. Looks like a 4.55-plus guy and has some off the field character concerns as well.
Impression: A thick, stocky OLB/SS tweener who might be best suited to find a niche as a backer in a cover two scheme. Needs to make his mark on special teams, but should get a shot in a camp and in the right scheme could fight for a roster spot."
Is active and aggressive near the line and plays with a special-teams mentality (lacks ideal top-end speed and flexibility), though he is short on athletic ability and explosion.
Has a vocal, emotional, hard-headed personality and will require patience to understand complex NFL concepts."
Aggressive in run support had 65 tackles last fall including 5 for loss, but doesn’t make much happen in coverage."