Has the feet to adjust when he anticipates what's coming. Effective trapping and bends at the knees with adequate core strength to absorb the bull rush. Can clear a path at the second level if he hits the target.
Lone concern is handling the superquick NFL edge rusher. Foot speed and quickness are very good, but not elite.
Attacks his man, playing with a wide base and the lateral agility to mirror, sustain and shuffle to help inside. Has the size, strength and quick feet to be effective as a position run-blocker.
Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.
Above-average football smarts and general intelligence. Plays with a nasty streak. Solid character and work ethic.
Needs to prove his worth in a straight-ahead running game.
Susceptible to speed rushers. Has only average quickness off the snap and doesn't possess the acceleration or arm length to corral defenders once they cross his face.
Attacks when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.
Finesse blocker with average arm length who doesn't use his hands well to win at the point of attack.
Stops his feet after initial contact, relying on length but allowing defender to get the corner or spin inside.
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