Is long armed and uses his length to be physical off the line. However, again struggles with balance. Is really grabby, shoots with the wrong hand and can be easily stoked by more physical receivers. Plays at times in the slot and is really ineffective in off coverage.
Tries to keep receivers from quickly eating up his cushion, gets rushed in his drop allowing his pad level to get very high and doesn’t turn and run well. Uses his length well to stay in the back pocket of receivers initially down the field. But is a consistently target of the double move.
Struggles to get up to speed quickly when asked to run vertically down the field. Is a strider who doesn’t exhibit much quick twitch ability to his game. Possesses below average straight-line speed, looks like a 4.55-plus guy and it takes him far too long to reach top-end speed. Fails to redirect quickly out of his breaks, doesn’t keep his feet under him and struggles to cleanly stay with receivers out of breaks.
Will be back for a 5th year of eligibility due to medical hardship after missing all but 4 games due to a concussion in 2009.
Impression: A tall, lean corner who struggles with balance, lacks top-end speed and isn’t a guy I would trust on the outside at the next level."