Is a high motor kid who can bend, sits into his stance well when asked to play the run game and generates a good snap on contact. Is still learning how to use his hands consistently, but produces a good jolt on contact, runs his legs and initially can anchor on contact. However, allows his pad level to rise a bit through the play, taking away from his ability to anchor and shed through contact. Nevertheless, works hard in pursuit.
Doesn’t have great closing speed, more of a strider but uses his length to wrap up well off his frame. Showcases the skill set and size to mature into a good run defender, just needs more development. At times gets his base a little high when rushing the passer, but plays with his ball side hand down, gets off the snap quickly and for his size has a “plus” first step.
Possesses the initial burst to threaten the edge and does a good job turning his speed into power when working the bull. Keeps his pad level down off the snap, but gets upright into contact and isn’t real sudden laterally when trying to slip. Looks a bit tight hipped around the corner as he gets upright and can be pushed past the pocket. However, demonstrates natural power/balance into contact, just is inconsistent with his hands and pad level.
Needs to continue to improve his pass rush arsenal, but again doesn’t have a ton of experience.
Impression: For his size he has an impressive get off burst, can bend and fire off the ball low. Might need to do some growing up, but if he puts it together could be poised for a big jump up draft boards."