He is somewhat of an unknown coming from a smaller school, but he has shown the efficiency, smarts, and athletic ability to survive at the next level. He could be selected as high as the fourth round.
He is a good run blocker but is far from explosive; more of a gentle mover and sustainer than a dominating force. As a pass blocker he punches his hands but can get slightly off balance at times."
He’s routinely able to get around blocks in the run game, hit a moving target and overall moves well for his size.
However, he too often extends his arms out of front of him, almost locking out his elbows prematurely into contact.
Therefore, he doesn’t generate any power on his punch and his hand placement is routinely too low causing him to struggle to stick through the play. He’s also very raw technically with his footwork at this stage, often knocking his heels together and seems a bit tight in the hips.
When trying to shuffle and slide laterally he has a tough time quickly moving his feet, staying low and re-directing. Too often he’s forced to lung into contact because of his lacking natural movement skills and doesn’t generate the power needed on his punch to push defenders past the play.
Overall, he possesses an NFL caliber frame and some athleticism, but looks tight hipped, has a long way to go with his technique and simply isn’t a “plus” in any area physically to warrant a draft pick. Looks more like a free agent at this stage who should be able to earn a spot on a practice squad in year one."
Has good core strength to hold the point, but can be outquicked to the edge and lacks left tackle feet to secure the edge.
Will struggle to fit on linebackers and adjust to second-level movement in the pros — tends to lunge and lose his feet.
Needs to improve his hand placement and do a better job replacing his hands.
Is best suited for the right side or at guard in the pros and has eventual starter potential."