However, gets upright when asked to turn and run, is stiff in the hips and lacks the range to get off the top as a centerfielder. Struggles in tight areas as well, doesn’t feel routes develop around him quickly and lacks the fluidity to open up his hips laterally and close. Gets very grabby and is uncomfortable in space and doesn’t possesses the short area quickness/range to hold up in man.
Possesses questionable instincts as well, rarely getting early jumps on the football and struggles to recognize his run/pass keys at times. Displays a slight burst attacking downhill and running the alley. Locates the football quickly and has the tenacity needed to work his way toward the ball carrier.
However, lacks that second gear to routinely make the play. Sees his fair share of angles outpaced toward daylight and isn’t the mot effective when asked to breakdown one-on-one. Lowers his shoulder into contact and generates some pop into contact when in a phone booth. But, is inconsistent wrapping up at times, as he will slip off backs and allow ball carriers to create through contact.
Impression: A thick framed kid with some natural power, but his lacking closing gear shows up in both the run and pass game."
Drops downhill under control and is physical filling in run support.
Average pedal speed and transitional quickness, as he lacks range and recovery burst off the hash and does not make impact plays on the ball.
Needs to get stronger and play more consistently."
Also has good instincts and can turn and run, but lacks elite recovery speed; will also go up and battle for the ball in the air, but does not have great hands, indeed, has 17 total pass break-ups in his career, but only one pick."