He possesses good range in pursuit, is an above-average athlete with a good burst and natrual straight-line speed toward the perimeter. Showcases solid base strength when taking on blocks inside. Can stack and shed on contact and has some natrual power when fighting off blocks.
At times will run himself out of plays, but when he locates the football can extend his arms, shed and uses his "plus" first step to shed and wrap on the ball carrier off his frame.
Nevertheless, doesn't do a great job keeping himself clean when picking his way through traffic and has a tendency to get picked off too easily at times because of his inconsistent awareness.
He looks comfortable in the pass game. He stays balanced in his drop, keeps his eyes in the backfield and is routinely flowing toward the action. However, doesn't feel routes developing around him well and too often is a bit slow to react and close on the throw.
He feels the screen game better though and showcases a good initial burst/range when closing from the backside. Is used a lot as a rush guy off the edge in obvious passing down situations. He exhibits slightly above average get off speed, extends his arms into contact and can create a pop while keeping his pad level down. Doesn't look overly natrual when trying to change directions and counter off his speed rush, but has a good motor and closes well.
Impression: A good athlete with some balance and coordination in all areas of his game. He's a 'plus" tackler who can shed on contact and make plays as a blitzer."
Movement is sluggish at times and can be a tick slow to react.
Lacks an extra gear to outrun/compensate for adequate instincts."
Versatile player who lines up all over the field including as a DE in pass-rush situations, but is not a natural pass rusher and is still looking for his first career sack;
Gets decent drops in coverage, but has limited ball skills."