Played with lean and leverage against the run, tough for one man to move (sometimes double-teams, too).
Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.
Tall, solid frame with adequate length and has done a nice job losing the bad weight and firming his body.
Must improve hand use and read-and-react skills. Lacks the violent hands to shed and can be eliminated by double-team blocks.
Only average lower-body strength and struggles to anchor at the point of attack. Bit of a defensive end/defensive tackle "tweener" who struggles in traffic with multiple blockers, not always using his limbs effectively to disengage.
Misses tackles, even when he gets his hands on the ballcarrier. Needs to improve hand placement and technique.
Good strength, though his marginal arm length limits his ability to grab hold of ballcarriers as they run by.
Average athletically with average straight line speed and tight hips. Not a natural bender. Lacks secondary pass-rush moves.
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