Quick off the snap. Naturally light on his feet and flashes good flexibility and balance. Good straight-line speed in getting to the second level and the ability to adjust to defenders.
Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.
Has the agility, technique, and size to contribute early in his professional career. Quick, active hands to latch on to defenders.
Dips shoulder and moves his feet to get outside leverage when needed. Strong and low coming out of his stance, effective in short-yardage situations.
Anchors against larger defenders in the middle; resets hands to maintain distance. Athletic enough to help on nose tackle then pick up twist or late blitzer. Mirrors quick interior rushers. Looks to help the center when uncovered.
Awareness is above-average for his limited experience. Sells trap block and can turn to seal. Fluid getting to and adjust at the second level.
Quick-footed with smooth movement skills to cover a large area. Rangy with above average lateral ability. Bursts off the snap and sets up quickly with little wasted motion.
Attacks when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.
Not physically imposing and has average overall strength. Upper body gets over his feet too often and he easily loses his balance.
A short-area blocker with limited range and doesn't consistently get to the second level. Will play undisciplined at times, especially in space. Lacks a finishing attitude.
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