Exhibits the ability to anchor at the point of attack in the run game. Displays good base strength, can extend his arms and set the edge when run at. But, possesses very little in the form of instincts vs. the run. Consistently takes himself out of plays getting up the field or will simply fail to find the football.
Lacks a real feel for the game and fails to break down and make a play on the ball carrier even when he puts himself in position to do so. Displays the body control to fend off slide down blocks and work his way toward the action. But, just doesn’t seem to have that sixth sense needed to consistently make a play on the football.
Impression: An interesting defensive lineman who does have the physical ability to make an NFL roster. However, he just really lacks awareness when asked to find the football and doesn’t make nearly the amount of plays a guy with his power and athletic ability should vs. the run game."
Positive: Slightly undersized defensive end who plays with great quickness and explosiveness. Fires off the snap with a good first step, plays with good pad level, and slides off blockers to get to the action. Shows a variety of moves with his hands, works to get off blocks, and keeps his feet moving up the field. Changes direction well and has the ability to pursue plays to the sidelines.
Negative: Lined up at defensive tackle and struggles getting off blocks. Lacks natural bulk and overall strength.
Analysis: Levingston is a relatively athletic lineman with a developing game and has made progress the past two years. Out of position at defensive tackle last year, he offers possibilities at end in a conventional four-man line."
Negatives: Tweener, does not appear to have a real NFL position... Lacks ideal bulk at tackle and lacks the consistent explosiveness at end... Can be controlled by single blocker... Struggles to disengage... Needs to improve technique... Can get a bit too high versus the run... Can be washed out of a play when he gets too upright... Marginal body control with slow and choppy change of direction agility... Looks uncomfortable in space... Lacks ideal instincts and awareness... Rotates a lot, did not start until his senior season."