- Quicker than he is fast but has a burst to close in zone coverage and plays physical at the line in man.
- Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
- Has good football awareness to read and react quickly and stay balanced and patient in space.
- Good strength to tackle. Plays with high energy and is a tough-minded overachiever.
- Gives up his body in run support with a very good closing burst.
- Good speed in pursuit with the chase skills to track down the ballcarrier.
- Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.
- Needs to tighten his angles in pursuit. Needs to show better tackling technique to consistently finish.
- Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
- Has tense ankles and hips with choppy footwork when attempting to redirect and doesn't always look natural changing directions.
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