Parade All-American as a California prep. Redshirted in 2010. Was part of the defensive line rotation in 2011, seeing action in 12 games (two starts) and recording 18 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks with one pass batted and two forced fumbles. Was a full-time starter in 2012, posting 31 tackles, nine tackles for loss and five sacks with one pass batted and one forced fumble. Started three at defensive tackle and one at left defensive end before moving to the nose tackle spot for the final nine games. Recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown at UCLA. Made all 14 starts at right defensive end in 2013 and tallied 36 tackles, seven tackles for loss and five sacks with one forced fumble. Did not perform the shuttles at the combine because of a back injury.
Plays with leverage and generally stays on his feet. Flashes the ability to shoot his hands inside, extend and stack. Nice versatility, having played end and tackle.
Average foot athlete with lower-body stiffness. Exposes his frame and struggles to escape. Needs to develop counters and pass-rush moves hands are more active than forceful. Does not dominate single blocks. Has tweener traits -- lacks ideal bulk and anchor for DT and ideal speed and flexibility for DE. Disappears for stretches. Managed just 18 bench press reps at the combine.
Round 7-Priority free agent
Good-sized defensive lineman who shows in flashes, but not enough to justify leaving school early, as he looked very average against strong offensive lines. Could warrant late-round consideration as a developmental base end.