Gets early jumps on the football, takes proper angles and uses his length to make a play on the ball at its highest point. Displays natural ball skills to his game and coordination when playing the throw. However, he’s limited as an athlete.
Lacks ideal fluidity when asked to turn and run, struggles to keep his pad level down, re-direct and generate a burst for himself back out of his breaks. Doesn’t have much range/second gear in the deep half and despite his slight ball hawking abilities, will struggle to make plays in space at the next level. Has improved his overall pop/power as a tackler from 2009 to 2010.
Does a better job bringing his legs with him through contact, but still has a tendency to drop his head and fails to see what he hits. Displays only average power in the open field, lacks ideal balance/pop when asked to breakdown in space and will struggle to consistently make tackles off his frame. However, displays a willingness to attack downhill and create collisions on contact at the line ofscrimmage.
Impression: Improved as a tackler in 2010 and does have some natural ball skills. I just don’t think his athletic skill set is going to give him a chance to make many plays on the football in the NFL."
Reads the field well and does a nice job getting off blocks, but doesn’t get into the backfield much; lacks sprinter speed and is a little stiff in coverage, but has good instincts and decent range;
Still pro scouts would like to see a few more plays when the ball is in the air; had two picks last fall, but only three other pass break-ups; character player spent the off-season building homes in Guatemala; has a daughter."