Is tough to drive off the football down the field, however, needs to do a better job recognizing the play inside. Can take himself out of plays and easily get sealed at times vs. any type of additional attention. When he locates the football displays good length and strong hands when asked to disengage, but isn't a real sudden athlete.
Doesn't exhibit a real explosive element to his game when asked to shed and the further the ball is off his frame the less likely he can make a play. At times gets upright off the snap and will be overwhelmed on contact, but for the most part can anchor either playing the nose or three technique.
Works hard in pursuit and does a decent job playing off blocks down the line, but his closing speed is average at best.
Isn't a natural pass rusher at this stage. Gets upright off the football, not real explosive off the snap and isn't a consistent force as a bull rush guy. Lacks the athleticism to threaten gaps off the snap or laterally shed blocks and has a tough time disengaging once a lineman gets his hands on him.
Impression: One gap lineman with a good first step, can gain leverage and threaten gaps inside. Is limited, but looks like a potential rotational lineman in the NFL."
Solidly built player with excellent lower body strength and can hold the point of attack; has strong hands and can bet off blocks, but doesn’t also find the ball;
Also not a particularly good athelete and isn’t very quick off the snap or nimble in pursuit; also lacks closing speed and isn’t a natural pass rusher; primarily a bull rusher who can get some penetration on initial contact, but tends to stop his feet too early."