PROS: Has stopping power in the hole when coming downhill, with NFL mass and size for a true MIKE linebacker. Willing to come down hard into bubbles and squeeze/spill within context to help other interior defenders. Brings good power as a blitzer.
CONS: Wildly disappointing in terms of athletic ability and in coverage. Zone awareness is sorely lacking: spot drops without acknowledgement of route distribution and QB vision/set points, and regularly allows for MoF throwing windows. Simply does not relate to what is going on around him and has no sense of what is going on behind him. Lack of athletic ability leaves him exposed in boundary runs or when working against play action: lacks transitional quickness, explosiveness into the gap, or long-speed to influence runs sideline to sideline. Disappointingly hit-or-miss as a tackler despite gaudy numbers — will attack ball/look for a big hit instead of dropping hips, wrapping and driving, and gives up yards after contact accordingly. NFL role is capped by lack of coverage skill.