In pass protection does a nice job keeping his base under him on his kick-slide toward the corner. Will get upright into contact and needs to do a better job keeping his hands up in order to protect his frame. But, shoots his hands well once they are up and is a natural velcro player. Displays the short area quickness to stick through contact toward the edge and despite being a right tackle, possesses the range to hold up on the outside.
However, isn’t real coordinated when re-directing back inside because he plays high and will get over extended on his punch into contact. Displays natural power in the run game. Can keep his base down off the ball and create a snap at the point of attack.
Gets his hands up much quicker, extends his arms well and when he runs his legs through contact the guy can create a push as an in-line blocker. Also, displays some short area quickness when asked to chip and reach a man off his frame. Isn’t real comfortable in space getting out to the second level and breaking down.
However, can routinely seal the edge, stick to blocks and looks coordinated crashing down and sealing/moving defensive tackles inside. Gets a bit ahead of himself at times and his high pad level will cause him to lose balance and fall off blocks. However, he routinely is able to win at the point and is a “plus” power player.
Missed the first game of the 2010 season for violating team rules.
Impression: Displays the ability to bend, exhibits some coordination on his kick slide and power in the run game. Might be better suited to kick inside to guard at the next level, but he looks like a guy who could mature into NFL caliber offensive lineman with some time, is worth a pick."