Lacks ideal arm length as well, struggles to fend on blocks/disengage on contact and can routinely be reached/sealed form the play. Doesn’t have great range in pursuit either. Possesses only average straight-line speed, but doesn’t generate a great burst initially, especially when trying to re-direct.
Instincts are average and he does work hard toward the football, but will take himself routinely out of plays and struggles to find the football on any type of miss-direction. Has a solid feel in zone coverage, reads his keys well and gets early jumps on the football.
However, doesn’t cover much range laterally in space, as it takes him a bit to change directions and there’s no real burst to his game. Also, is tight in the hips when asked to turn and run. Pad level gets upright and doesn’t reach top end speed quickly allowing receivers to easily get behind him.
Impression: A nice college inside backer who lacks the power to hold up inside on contact and isn’t the type of athlete needed to make plays off his frame routinely in the NFL."
Good athlete with decent speed, as well as good instincts, acceleration and range; aggressive tackler plays with a bit of an attitude; had 90 stops in 2010 including 9.5 for loss, but is not a natural blitzer and isn’t that effective in coverage;
Missed spring practice with a hamstring injury; also had a run-in with police last a year ago when he was charged with reckless driving, underage drinking, and fleeing from the police."