Isn’t a real natural bender sitting into his stance and gets too overextended with his footwork when looking to rush the passer. You can tell he’s a tight-hipped kid who doesn’t generate much explosion off the football in any area of the game. For his size he does a decent job dropping his pad level when trying to shoot a gap, but just really struggles to create leverage for himself in the pass game.
At his best using his length to work the swat and keep opposing lineman from getting their hands on him while fighting his way up the field. Plays with a great motor, quickly locates the football and has some suddenness as a contact player.
Will pull the rug out from blockers at the point and has a sneaky spin move he will work as a counter at times. However, isn’t real gifted laterally, struggles to change directions/re-direct off his rush and isn’t a threat by any stretch to reach the corner. Does a much better job keeping his base under him in his stance when looking to play the run.
Extends his long arms well and can create some leverage and anchor decently on contact. However, he’s a limited athlete and really struggles to disengage initially and make a play on the football. Too often is sealed from the play when run at and is forced to track the football in pursuit once the ball carrier runs under him.
Does a decent job playing the piano down the line, extending his arms and working toward the football, but struggles to maintain balance because of tightness and can easily be pushed past the play or ends up on the ground.
Impression: A long framed kid who plays hard, just isn’t dynamic in any area of the game. Best chance would be to add some more weight and play as a 300-pound five technique. But needs to do a better job defeating blocks on contact in order to have a chance of making an NFL roster."
Active, high-motor player who is relentless and can chase things down from the backside; has good size and can hold the point of attack, but will play a tad high at times;
Also not a great athlete with pedestrian closing speed and isn’t going to out run anyone to the edge, but has a good first step, can plant and change direction and is always moving upfield; uses hands well to get separation and has long arms + can disrupt passing lanes; had 37 tackles in 2010 including 4 sacks and 4.5 other tackles for loss."