PROS: An athletic marvel at the position. Highly-recruited player who clocked in a 4.56 40-yard dash time coming out of high school. Possesses desirable height, bulk, and length for an off-ball linebacker. An easy sideline-to-sideline mover who can effortlessly close and change direction. Plays with pop in his pads. Has a decent bit of stopping power and is effective at stacking and shedding blocks to keep himself free. A productive and explosive blitzer who can quickly knife through gaps. Coverage potential is elite, as he can run stride for stride with most wide receivers.
CONS: Wildly inconsistent throughout his career. Has been tagged as an underachiever. You only see his traits show up on tape in flashes. He’s too athletic to be a step slow in getting to his landmarks. His ability to quickly key, diagnose, and attack is underdeveloped. His best plays on tape come when he’s asked to run and chase, not read and react. Struggles maintaining gap discipline. Often goes for the highlight play instead of fulfilling his role.