PROS: Has the flashes. Low when coming into contact and is willing to initiate and disrupt half-man contact with a powerful launch of his shoulder. Can dip that inside shoulder into and through his opponent to keep his outside shoulder clear and turn tight corners into QB’s set points, though the consistency here is a shorter than is acceptable — has some tilt in his arsenal. Works counters off of that initial dip and corner, especially hitting inside spin moves when the tackle oversets. Admirable physicality for a player of his size, with a humming motor.
CONS: Entirely hit or miss as a rusher without much natural physical talent to lean back on. Is decently explosiveness but is not particularly quick, bendy, strong, or long. Does not activate his hands at length in either run or pass defense and is exclusively a penetration player, but without an elite first step or a bevy of rush moves, isn’t a particularly strong penetration player accordingly. Melts off of tackles given lack of length and tendency to lunge; contact balance is disappointing and he can play out of control. Would possibly benefit from a two-point stance moving forward.