PROS: Size and strength are pro-ready. Has shown the ability to man multiple roles in Temple secondary. Widely regarded within the program as a top-notch communicator and leader. Played through a myriad of injuries last season, which did seem to impact him on the field.
Mostly a sure tackler, shows good form to wrap and drive through contact. Sifts through trash well around the box in run defense. When he brings it, no issue getting runners on the ground 1v1. Run support is inconsistent, but angles and body control are typically excellent when closing from distance.
Ball skills are evident in coverage. Has made some fantastic interceptions and sees things well from the back end. Breaks on the ball cleanly and takes good angles. Closing burst to the ball is impressive. Terrific hands and consistently competes at catch point. Strong mental processor.
CONS: Frustrating lack of consistency as a run defender. Often late to get into his run fills and seemed passive in his body language about getting involved in tackles when coming from deep. Would not describe him as a high motor player all of the time. Will miss some tackles in space due to an inability to change directions quickly with the ball carrier.
Biggest concern is his athleticism. Needs to play faster on a consistent basis. Seems like his pace of play varied from drive-to-drive, game-to-game. Not sure he has the long speed or short-area quickness to excel in either man or single-high coverage. Very little man coverage experience in the three games I saw on tape.