Struggles to keep his base down when trying to flatten out around the edge, allowing his pad level to get upright exposing his frame and can easily be pushed past the quarterback. Lacks much power on contact into his bull rush and isn’t the type of sudden lateral athlete to quickly re-direct and slip blocks off his speed rush. Needs to collect himself before changing directions, gear down and extend his arms in order to work back toward the quarterback.
Can eventually fight his way off blocks due to his length, but there is no real quickness to his counter. Loves to work his spin move in order to disengage, however, he’s too upright, doesn’t change directions well and too often gets jolted in the back when trying to pull it off. Displays some discipline vs. the run game, stays at home from the backside and has a good initial burst when asked to close.
Wraps up well and uses his length to get into ball carriers. Also, can use his length to fight his way off blocks and slip lineman who lunge into contact. However, if you can get your hands on him the battle is over, lacks anchor strength, plays high and routinely can be washed out on contact vs. the run.
Impression: Looks the part, but doesn’t have the kind of balance, bend or burst to be effective getting after the QB in the NFL."