Can be initially jolted on contact mainly because he doesn't do a good job extending his arms into blocks. Too often allows offensive linemen to get into his frame and dictate to him. Now, he's strong enough to work himself free after the initial punch, but needs to do a better job controlling blocks with his long arms and hands off the snap. Plays with a good motor, chasing down plays on all levels of the field and working until the whistle stops.
Does a much better job beating slide-down blocks off his frame. Is a coordinated defender with the ability to maintain balance through contact and uses his athleticism to quickly close on the football down the line. Lacks ideal awareness though and has a tough time consistently finding the football in the run game. Takes himself out of a lot of plays, which is one of the main reasons why his stats are very average for such a talent.
Plays with natural leverage as a pass rusher and exhibits the ability to get under the pad level of opposing linemen and drive his way up the field. Is explosive for his size and definitely can threaten gaps inside. Can be powerful with his hands and slip blocks up the field, but again needs to do a better job playing with better length.
Isn't overly effective anytime he's asked to take on a double team, consistently bends at the waist, drops his head down and becomes very linear trying to work his way laterally away from the blocks — losing his power and balance in the process — instead of toward the quarterback. And again, has a tough time consistently locating the football and not rushing himself out of the play.
Suffers from attention deficit disorder and dyslexia.
Impression: A long, physically impressive defensive lineman who has a lot of upside to his game. He's flexible off the ball, explosive and plays with a motor that runs nonstop. But needs to continue to improve using his length to shed blocks and find the football more consistently. If he continues to improve, he could mature into a real player as a five-technique defensive end."
Scouts would have preferred to see Guy return for his senior season -- as he's still getting by on physical talent rather than technique -- but there is no doubting his ability. Teams operating out of the 3-4 alignment will like his length and strength, as Guy projects nicely as a five-technique defensive end. Guys' statistics are solid -- 122 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 35 games -- but not spectacular, leading to some discounting his talents.
Don't be surprised when this Sun Devil defensive tackle proves to be anything but just another "guy" and hears his name called among the top 100 picks.
Positives: Rare size with a quick burst off the snap. Can slide through gaps and disrupt a play before it develops. Good strength at the point of attack. Good flexibility and core strength to anchor and create a pile. Flashes an effective spin move, which could be made more effective with the development of his technique. Good lateral agility and straight-line speed for a man of his size. Possesses a late burst to the ball and can be an explosive hitter. Locates the ball quickly and pursues well. Flashes a nasty demeanor. An ascending player whose best football is ahead of him. Developed into a leader and high-achieving student after a poor start at ASU.
Negatives: Remains a bit raw technically. Doesn't use his hands well and can be blocked effectively by smaller, weaker linemen because of it. Struggles to completely disengage, so he rarely is able to take advantage of his closing burst with a free shot at the quarterback. Diagnosed with dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. Struggled with academics and maturity early in his career at Arizona State."
Positive: Hardworking and fairly athletic lineman defensive lineman who can be used in a variety of spots up front. Plays with good quickness, keeps his feet driving up the field, and occupies blockers on the line of scrimmage. Plays with good pad level, very quick with his hands, and shows explosiveness. Fluid changing direction, constantly doubled in the middle of the action, and shows the ability to hold his ground.
Negative: Slow shedding blocks once engaged at the point. Not a dominant lineman who collapses the pocket. Watched his game level off after an outstanding freshman season.
Analysis: Guy has shown ability the past three years who could be used on the inside of a four-man line or placed as a two-gap end in a 3-4 alignment. He offers good upside and the ability to eventually start in the NFL."
Negatives: Needs to get stronger... Not real strong at POA... Marginal anchor... Can be overwhelmed by double teams... Doesn't extend his arms and allows blockers to get into his frame... Can be slow to locate the ball... Needs to improve versus the run and would be best off as part of a rotation to start his NFL career."
Weaknesses: His height can be a hindrance. Plays with high pad level, and as a result he plays with inconsistent leverage. For his size, his strength is adequate, but not great. He is taken out of the play too often. Inconsistent use of his hands, especially in the run game.
Projection: Fourth rounder. Guy's best prospects are as a five technique in a 3-4 scheme because of his height and size. He'll have to improve his strength and techinque to be anything more than a rotational player at the next level."
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