Suffered a torn ACL in both knees during college career. 2013: Started in three games before tearing his right ACL and medial meniscus in non-contact practice drill. 2012: Played in and started 11 games. 2011: Played in and started 12 games. 2010: Played in six games, but did not make any starts.
Has natural leverage to give blockers fits. Explodes off the snap -- thrusts into gaps and wins with suddenness. Plays on his feet. Quick, active paws -- shoots his hands and locks out. Disruptive penetrating ability. Relentless and energetic. Excellent pursuit effort -- doesn’t quit on plays and chases outside the box and downfield. Has played inside and outside. Works hard in the weight room. Team captain.
Lacks ideal length and bulk. Could stand to get functionally stronger. Has short arms and can be neutralized by larger linemen. Cannot be counted on to two-gap. Average production. Can be overaggressive and lose sight of the ball. Durability is a concern -- tore left ACL in 2011 and right ACL in 2013.
Undersized, explosive, athletic, high-motor three-technique whose junior season was cut short in Week 3 by a knee injury. Injury history will likely affect his draft stock, but when healthy, he shows the ability to disrupt the backfield and pressure the quarterback. Fits best in an aggressive scheme in which he could use his quickness to slant, stunt and shoot gaps.