Pros: He is naturally large, two-gap type of defensive tackle. He has raw, brute strength like few ever possess and a thick trunk. He has the power to push the pocket and can split a double team when he goes all-out. He can clog running lanes while tying up blockers that keeps the linebackers clean to make tackles. He has an explosive first step that allows him fast penetration and causes major disruption in the middle despite double team blocking often. He uses his massive size and fine functional strength to collapse the middle of the line, creating opportunities for other defenders. Cons: When he brings his A-game, he can be totally dominant, but still needs work on his hand use and to keep his motor running all the time. He can be late off the ball at times and does not always keep his pads low for proper leverage. Numbers: As a junior, he started 12 games and recorded 61 tackles with nine tackles for loss, three sacks and two blocked kicks. At the Combine, he did 37 reps in the 225-pound bench press and had a 31.5-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-2 broad jump.
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