Plays with appropriate wide base and intelligence, instincts and agility to seal the edge. Aggressive extending with power to punch and looks comfortable in space.
A better than expected athlete who steadily improved in pass protection. Stout at the point of attack and maintains a wide base.
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.
Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.
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.
Has good footwork and technique. Balanced and agile pass protection set with excellent hand placement.
Good natural athleticism, knee bend and fluid lateral movement to mirror college defensive ends.
A smooth mover and covers a lot of ground, working hard to mirror rushers; agile and keeps his feet moving.
Loses leverage battles and plays with high pad level. Can be late off the snap.
Needs to prove his worth in a straight-ahead running game.
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