PROS: Shined right out the gate in his freshman season. Has brute strength, and uses it in the hole. Plays down the line of scrimmage tight in run defense. Never takes the path of least resistance. Solid athlete for his size. Quick pursuits of the QB as a pass rusher. Motor chasing the quarterback. Consistent tackler who wraps the ball carrier and has the strength to drag them down to the ground.
Cons: Fairly limited in his pass rush repertoire. Needs to develop more tools. Lacks elite bend and the ability to corner. Looks to occasionally take plays off on early downs or against the run, seeming somewhat stoic and okay with holding his ground rather than working. Production took a hit in 2017, and will need a rebound year if he's going to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.