At times keeps his pad level down into contact and is a bear to move off the football. However, will get upright into contact, gets too narrow with his footing and will end up on the ground. Doesn’t have great ball awareness inside. Struggles to routinely locate the ball carrier quickly and hasn’t learned how to use his hands yet to disengage.
Is inconsistent with his hand placement, but even when he does gain inside leverage, doesn’t exhibit the type of explosive/sudden rip in order to disengage. Doesn’t anchor as well as his physical dimensions would lead to believe vs. the double. Tends to let his pad level rise through contact and despite his initial anchor ability, typically will lose the leverage battle through contact.
Surprisingly, plays the run game off his frame well. Does a better job keeping his pad level down, works his legs well when asked to defeat slide down blocks and can overwhelm on contact. Is a bit inconsistent with his footwork sitting into his stance, but possesses good enough natural bend to anchor when his pad level is down.
Isn’t an explosive, laterally sudden pass rusher. Can fire off the ball low, gain leverage and work his legs through contact on his bull rush. However, is more of a linear athlete. Struggles to use his arms to disengage, isn’t real quick footed laterally and tends to raise his pad level the longer he’s engaged.
Impression: His, girth and natural power are intriguing, but still has a long way to go. Needs to play lower consistently and use his hands better if he hopes to make a roster. But his size and natural strength will give him a shot."