More of a catcher in all areas of the game and doesn’t display ideal hand placement, shoots his hands too low and doesn’t seem to generate much power on contact because of it. Lacks ideal anchor strength when asked to handle bigger defensive linemen one-on-one, can be overwhelmed into the backfield and at times is just simply rag rolled. Needs to be a move player, does a nice job chipping at the line, redirecting and getting out to the second level.
Displays the body control to cut down defenders at the line or in space and is coordinated on the move. However, struggles to stick to blocks through the play because of lacking strength and low hand placement. Works hard to stay on blocks down the line, is athletic enough, just isn’t a real velcro player.
Displays good initial quickness off the snap, can reach defenders trying to shoot gaps inside and exhibits some natural lateral quickness to mirror vs. the pass game. However, isn’t going to be able to hold up consistently vs. the bull rush in the NFL.
Plays with good bend and initially can gain leverage, but again is more of a catcher, just absorbs contact and doesn’t have the lead in the base to anchor. Works hard to shuffle and slide through contact, but lacks the power to stay engaged with his upper body once a defender gains a step, as they can routinely fight their way though his block.
Impression: A great fit for the Nebraska offense where he can use his athleticism to reach defenders down the field and/or on the perimeter. However, in tight areas his lacking size/power will be exposed in the NFL. Plus, he doesn’t have the frame to add too much more girth either."