Gets caught up too much by trash inside or just takes enough of a false step to keep himself away from the play. Possesses average speed in pursuit, works hard and has a “plus” motor, but most of his plays off his frame come down the field. Is a solid wrap-up tackler in the box who is willing to throw his body around.
However, will struggle to breakdown on contact in space, doesn’t consistently see what he hits and doesn’t have a great snap from his hips into contact. Showcases good balance in his drop and showcases average depth off the line.
However, vs. speed he’s routinely forced to turn his back toward the play off the line. Breaks down well when asked to change directions, but doesn’t generate much of burst out of his breaks and his closing range off his frame is again average at best.
Impression: A hard working guy who puts himself around the action, but there just isn’t that dynamic quality to his play in any area of the game that makes me feel he’s worth a roster spot."
Good feet and athletic movement skills — runs well and flashes closing burst when he sees it.
Drops quickly into zone and can unlock his hips and redirect. Relatively inexperienced and does not trust his eyes.
Is not physical, gives ground and runs around blocks.
Raw, developmental "Will" linebacker whose upside is dependent upon strength gains, increased physicality and mental leaps."
Also has good instincts and the light feet to sift through the traffic; solid warp-up tackler; not all that big though and can be engulfed at the point of attack;
Also not a natural blitzer and makes few plays in coverage; missed spring practice this year with a sports hernia."