PROS: Highly-touted recruit with appealing physical tools. Thick, wide and muscular frame that leaves no doubt he was built to play at the next level in the trenches. I really like his mobility at his size. While he doesn’t have great get off, there is an easy way about the way he moves once he gets going. Hands are extremely powerful and his blows can be devastating. Stuns pads with his strikes and plays with good extension. Dominates with a club/swim combo as a pass rusher. Does a great job of working to the edges of blockers and powering through gaps. Easily plays through contact. Incredible ability to split doubles. Flashes plenty of hand swipes and a nasty push-pull move that he deploys from time to time. Has the functional strength to consistently exchange power and remain stout. He won’t get moved off his spot 1-v-1 when he is aware of his opponent. There are moments on tape where he simply overwhelms his opponents and easily disposes of them in pursuit. Plays with a consistent motor and he frequently chases plays down from distance.
CONS: Has a dominant club/swim go-to pass rush move but there is room to add more variety in his rush plan. Can be guilty of playing too high and peeking over top of blocks, causing him to lose leverage and concede ground. He moves well but his get off can’t be labeled as explosive. 2019 season ended in early November due to a hand injury.