However, isn't a real impressive athlete in pursuit and rarely is able to close in space. Also struggles to use his hands and extend his arms into blocks on contact. Consistently struggles to work himself free from opposing linemen and rarely is able to stack and shed when run at. However, has a motor that runs nonstop and will work from the backside and chase the football on all levels of the field.
Lacks a great first step off the snap and isn't a guy who will threaten the corner at the next level. Struggles to generate a pop on contact as a bull rusher and fails to keep his base down initially into contact. Now, he does do a better job using his hands to shed blocks in the pass game, but most of his plays are made due to motor/work rate off the edge.
Impression: Displays some natural lower body strength vs. the run, but fails to shed blocks with any kind of consistency and doesn't offer much in the pass game."
Positive: Hard working defender with limited physical skills. Gets off the snap with a nice first step and displays good instincts. Uses his hands well to protect himself, incredibly explosive, and quickly locates the ball. Keeps his feet moving up the field and works to get through blocks.
Negative: Controlled at the point by single blocker and can be handled by tight ends. Possesses a marginal closing burst of speed.
Analysis: Laptad is a competitive defender who lacks the size to be a defensive end at the next level and does not possess the speed to be an every-down linebacker. He could line-up as a nickel pass rusher who stands up over tackle."