Gets upright off the football and even when he does gain a step toward the edge, lacks the bend to drop his pad level and flatten out around the corner. Gets upright and can either be pushed past the play or driven to the ground on contact.
Exhibits the ability to drop his pad level and work the bull rush at times, taking advantage of some of the weaker OT's he faces. However, isn't a player I can see consistently being an effective bull rush guy at the next level.
Looks a bit linear, doesn't side step contact real well and there isn't a counter to his speed rush. Will extend his arms at times initially to keep himself clean, but isn't real shifty laterally.
Is going to be overwhelmed vs. the run game and can consistently be handled by college defensive end prospects.
Struggles to anchor at the point of attack and despite doing a better job keeping his pad level down, just doesn't have enough lead in the pants. Is easily sealed and works hard to fight off blocks. However, isn't real long armed and has a tough time gaining leverage to disengage.
Impression: His body says more 34 OLB than 43 DE. Either way he's a linear guy who lacks a great first step and isn't overly powerful or sudden. Hasn't been real productive as a senior either."
Works to get off blocks and factor in run defense, but cannot stack the point and shed strength is just adequate.
Inconsistent get-off, but has good eyes to locate and pursues hard.
Loves football and persevered through cancer to return to the field."
Did not play in 2008 while battling cancer, but has made a nice comeback; explosive pass rush specialist had 8.5 sacks last fall playing second-fiddle to Bruce Miller, a 7th round pick at the 2011 draft;
Has a very quick first step, gets excellent leverage, and can really close on the QB, but is not all that instinctive or flexible and does not do a particularly good job defending the run."