PROS: Old school power center. Is a butt kicker up front who will be a terrific fit in a power scheme in the run game. Very well built and offers the needed anchor to go toe to toe with even the biggest of nose tackles if isolated in one on ones. Shows an impressive ability to turn and torque bodies up front as a means of creating a lane up front. Recovery balance and secondary push at the point of attack are tremendous, will catch some defenders due to shorter arm length but has become very effective at out-working defenders thereafter. Can work across the face of penetrating defenders up front thanks to anchor and lateral mobility. Plays on a strong foundation as a pass protector after initial fit is set. Has plus skills out in space as well, taking advantageous angles into second level pursuit and latching on to LBs.
CONS: Lack of length can hinder ability to create a clean strike, meaning quick footed defenders can catch him on the jump. Does end too many plays on the ground, if met with fair resistance up front will allow the feet to narrow and will lean heavily into blocks instead of bringing the hips firmly through.