Pros: This player brings good overall athleticism to the center position. In the run game, he displays good temperament and toughness. He will come off the ball and strike in the run game. He shows good awareness as a good partner on combo blocks. He has good initial quickness out of his stance. He also displays very good competitiveness and short set anchor, after he has snapped and is covered up with a “0” or “1”. Has shown the ability to handle bull rushers when he's covered up. He has also demonstrated good competitiveness to recover when he has been beaten off the snap. Has good punch and latch strength in his hands while also keeping his hands inside the frame. Also shows his athleticism when engaging moving, agile defenders at the second level. Athleticism on display as he is rarely on the ground. While he can improve the consistency of his technique, this player often gets it done with toughness and competes in a very competitive football conference. His skill set projects with some positional flexibility thus increasing his value, as he may be better suited to play OG initially.
Cons: This player is still very raw and could use more technical refinement. He lacks experience and could use more reps to maximize his redeeming attributes. He isn’t the lead communicator upfront, which makes me wonder about his ability to recognize defensive fronts. He could certainly afford to get stronger in his lower body. Appears to be more of a positional blocker and lacks a good run lane anchor. He struggles at times with his balance and overall body control. As a result, he is a bit of a waist bender. He doesn’t always play with great base as his feet and shoulders are not always aligned. He needs to be more consistent at playing with good pad level. This players skill set is a better fit at OG but could play OC in a pinch in the NFL.