Doesn’t have a great feel for the game at this stage, however, and can be a bit slow to react at times and decipher information. Plays on the strong side and is used consistently to attack downhill. Extends his arms well into contact and maximizes his length at times, displaying the ability to create a jolt on contact when taking on blocks. However, doesn’t possess the anchor strength at this stage to routinely hold the point of attack at the next level.
Doesn’t have a great feel of how to use his hands either. Used in a variety of ways on third down. Isn’t a natural pass rusher at this stage. Possesses a good initial burst off the line standing up, but struggles to fatten out on the corner. Gets upright and looks too tight to drop pad level around the edge.
Most of his pressure comes off his motor/work rate. Doesn’t have much of a pass-rushing arsenal, seems to slow his feet when trying to decipher information and isn’t a real impact guy when asked to reach the QB. Displays slightly above-average fluidity in the hips when asked to open up and run.
However, gets upright, struggles to keep his feet under him and is leggy in and out of his breaks taking away form his initial burst. Showcases good closing speed once he gets his legs back under him, but doesn’t feel/anticipate routes well in zone coverage.
Impression: Displays a good athletic skill set, runs well and possesses some natural power to his game. But is a better athlete than football player at this stage. Looks like the kind of guy who will need to make his mark on special teams."
Average instincts — can be slow to read and react.
Has the smarts and tackling ability to contribute on special teams, but needs to play with better knee bend and improve his functional strength to raise his ceiling."