Gets upright into contact, doesn't create many collisions and tends to fall off his fair share of tackles. Isn't a real consistent open field tackler as well and struggles with balance and coordination when asked to breakdown.
Wraps well in a phone booth, but is more of a drag down guy who doesn't have the ability to create turnovers. Lacks ideal range in pursuit. Plays at one speed, doesn't have a good initial burst and will see his angles outpaced as the last line defender.
Gets leggy and upright in his drop off the line, depth is very average and looks leggy/tight when asked to turn and run. At his best when he is able to read and react to plays under him and drive on the football. Displays solid instincts, but plays upright and needs to collect himself before driving on the throw.
Routinely is forced to only play the man, not the ball. Looks like a 4.6+ guy who lacks the range to play in the deep half. Isn't a real explosive self-starter, doesn't cover a ton of ground in space and lacks the ability to make up for a false step.
Impression: Showcases a little closing speed out, but is tighter out of his breaks. Has a good feel for the game, but I can't ever seeing him make many plays on the football."
However, his speed is just adequate, he struggles to break down in space and is exposed in man coverage.
Has outstanding character but is just an average athlete with a limited ceiling."
Has good size and smarts; also plays hard and will deliver a pop, but lacks elite speed and range; had 86 tackles last fall; also has 7 career picks, but lacks the athleticism to be all that effective matched up in man coverage."