2013: Named honorable mention All-Conference-USA. Played in 12 games and had 11 starts. Finished with 30 tackles for the season, including 1.5 tackles for loss, a pass breakup and two hurries. 2012: Started all 12 games. Finished the year with a career-best 36 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a hurry. 2011: Started all 12 games. 2010: Saw action in all 13 games. 2009: Redshirted. High school: In addition to excelling in football, also lettered in track and field and made the state final in the shot put in 2008.
Looks the part with outstanding length. Functional anchor strength to defend the run and beat one-on-one blocks. Bench-pressed 225 pounds 30 times at his pro day and has powerlifting, weight-room strength. Solid tackler. Productive three-year starter. Good football character and work ethic. Plays hard and competes. Respected leader. Has a frame to grow into.
Average eyes and instincts. Does not feel blocking pressure. See-and-go reactor. Can be displaced by the double team and needs to play with more consistent pad level. Could stand to improve pass-rush technique and hand use. Very raw. Limited sack production (two career sacks).
Priority free agent.
A long, thick-bodied, plugger with developmental potential as a five-technique in a 30-front or a space-occupying, nose-tackle in a 40-front. Sets the tone through his example and can compete for a rotational role in even or odd fronts.