Isn’t a real Velcro player, struggles to fend off lineman once they gain a step and doesn’t mirror well inside. However, does a nice job keeping his head on a swivel, locates backers blitzing off the edge and has the range to quickly slide laterally.
It’s when asked to slide through contact where he struggles because of lacking power and higher pad level. Gets upright off the ball in the run game as well and really seems to roll his hips into defenders. Never seems to really set when looking behind him at the quarterback prior to the snap, just snaps quickly and is hunched over at the waist in order to try to gain leverage in-line.
Doesn’t create much of a pop on contact, gets upright and is easily stonewalled. Does a much better job snapping and stepping off his frame in order to seal and works hard through the play. Possesses good range getting out to the second level as well, routinely can reach defenders down the field, but body control into contact is just average.
Impression: Comes from the wide open Oklahoma State offense where he can get away with sitting upright off the snap. But needs to improve his pad level and ability to stick to blocks through contact better if he hopes to make an NFL roster. Is a good enough athlete though to get a shot in an NFL camp as a free agent."