Isn’t real quick off the ball, struggles to handle explosive lineman shooting gaps inside and looks heavy legged in pass protection. Get caught lunging into opponents, struggles with his short area quickness when asked to shuffle and slide and doesn’t have the lateral quickness to routinely mirror through the play.
He also allows defenders to get under his pad level off the snap and despite his size he can overwhelmed on contact vs. smaller defensive tackles. He does possess natural power in the run game. Generates good pop into contact with his powerful upper body and punch, as he can really stun defenders at the point.
However, lacks a great first step and struggles with body control/angles when trying to get into defenders as an in-line guy and stick through contact. Consistently is able to get a piece of his man, but struggles with balance and ends up slipping off blocks easily.
Is surprising a little more coordinated on the move than given credit for, but isn’t real rangy and isn’t a guy who can routinely reach his target. Does a nice job blocking down and sealing inside when a defender isn’t over his face. Again, unleashes a powerful punch into contact, works hard to finish and plays with a nasty demeanor.
Impression: Isn’t a guy who has the lateral quickness to hold up in the pass game consistently in the NFL. Has some power as a run blocker, but leverage and balance are both concerns through contact and despite his success at the college level, I don’t think he warrants a draftabale grade."
Technically solid and moves feet reasonably well in pass protection, but is not very athletic and is not very effective in space; hard worker, but has some health issues after sitting out spring practice with wrist and ankle injuries."