PROS: Exceptional pad level for a 6-7 interior defensive lineman. Places hands extraordinarily well and can anchor his territory despite a lankier frame. Discards opponents due to hands usage, length and power. Keeps full arm extension to maintain clean frame. Range in pursuit is impressive. Overall movement skills and flexibility seem to be a plus. Anchors well vs doubles. Plays hard and physical. Rarely moved by anyone inside. Vision to find the ball while engaged is excellent. Flashes pass rush ability due to hand usage and power that could take off as a junior. Took it to Braden Smith and held his own against Frank Ragnow.
CONS: First step is underdeveloped. Often late off the ball and must anticipate and explode better. Plan of attack as a pass rusher can be lacking. Is he an elite athlete? How disruptive can he be in a one-gap, attacking role? Must work his hands more exactly to win 1v1 as a rusher. Can still improve at recognizing blocks. At times was scooped or held up by zone schemes due to late processing.