PROS: Strong POA run defender who plays hard and physical. Will use long arms and look to get back inside in his rush. Attempts cross chops and wisely focuses on beating tackle’s hands rather than running around him. Looks to initiate the fight. Aggressive in his demeanor. Could have potential as an interior rusher if his hand usage improves.
CONS: Very little bend or flexibility at the top of the arc. Cornering is a major concern. Does not have the ability to drop his pad level and bend a tight arc to the pocket. Loses a lot of ground on his speed rush due to a debilitating false step. Not explosive out of his stance and won’t threaten the edge with speed or burst. Struggles to change direction quickly enough to counter. Lacks range to the perimeter as an edge defender. Was not more impressive on his interior rushes either, showing a high pad level and lack of a clear plan of attack. When he’s locked up, it’s game over.