Gets upright when trying to change directions and is an easily block as a pass rusher. Doesn’t have a great bull rush either because of his lacking ability to quickly get into/under opposing lineman. Eventually finds a way to gain leverage, but there isn’t a real explosive element to his game. However, is at his best playing the run game.
Sits into his stance well, keeps his base under him and routinely can gain leverage at the point. Possesses a strong lower half, anchors routinely and is really tough to move off the football. At times stands upright and plants his legs in the ground, allowing blockers to get under him and run him slightly backward.
However, for the most part gets his hands up quickly off the snap, gains leverage and anchors on the outside. Isn’t real flexible or fluid, struggles with balance and ends up on the ground too often. Does a good job finding the football and working his way through contact toward ball carrier.
However, lacks the quick-twitch ability to shed and make a play off his frame with any consistency. Looks to simply create a pile around the back for the most past and allow his teammates to clean up around him. Really lacks range off his frame, plays with a good motor, but doesn’t have ability to win in pursuit.
Impression: A try hard defensive lineman who fills a role about as well as you can at the college level. Should at least get a shot in a camp with a team looking for a shorter/stouter 5-tehcnqiue. However, he’s just too limited athletically for me to think he can make an NFL roster."