Lone concern is handling the superquick NFL edge rusher. Foot speed and quickness are very good, but not elite.
Effective in space and usually drops his hips to get leverage and sustain against shorter defenders.
Eases out of his stance and has a finisher's mentality. Bends his knees, has above-average mobility and keeps his base square to adjust to counters.
He has the quickness and growth potential, long arms and powerful base to be one of the most popular players in predraft film sessions. If he impresses in private workouts, he could climb draft boards.
Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.
Will punch at smaller defenders instead of latching on and is more of a mauler than mover in the running game. Can improve maintaining outside leverage when doubling the nose. Ducks his head and gets too upright, causing him to fall off second-level blocks.
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.
Attacks when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.
Whiffs on blocks after beaten initially and lacks range and lateral quickness. Plays too high and without proper leverage, pad level and can be passive.
Needs to work on his technique in pass protection, using more consistent leverage and continuing to move his feet.
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