Doesn’t have much of a burst when asked to close and doesn’t create much of a pop into contact in any area of the game. Fails to routinely take on blocks with much power or violence. Extends his arms well in order to try to shed, but routinely can be overwhelmed/sealed on contact.
Doesn’t create much of a snap into contact as a tackler either, breaks down with some success, but fails to consistently create much of a snap from his hips and is more of a catcher/drag down guy. Possesses average instincts vs. both the run and pass game.
Works hard to put himself around the football, but doesn’t anticipate plays overly well. Doesn’t have much range in and out of his breaks vs. the pass game. Will come out at times in nickel situations and doesn’t play overly fast vs. the pass game because of his average instincts and slightly below average athleticism/range. Isn’t a guy who can turn and run down the field with NFL caliber tight ends/backs.
Impression: A solid college linebacker who doesn’t stand out enough in any area of the game to warrant a roster spot at this stage at the next level.
Has good size, quickness and range; uses hands well to fend off blockers and can hold the point of attack; also has good instincts and plays hard; not a natural blitzer, though, doesn’t make many plays in coverage;
Originally walked on and red-shirted a year at Nevada; missed much of his sophomore year at the JC level with a concussion."