Born in St. Albans, England, the Texas prep moved to defensive end as a senior after playing linebacker and quarterback. Also lettered in basketball. Enrolled at Stanford in 2009 and redshirted. Was utilized in eight games as a reserve defensive lineman in 2010 and had seven tackles and one pass batted. Played in all 13 games as a reserve in 2011 and recorded four tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks with one pass batted. Was a key reserve in 2012, seeing action in 13 games and totaling 19 tackles, seven tackles for loss and five sacks. Entered his redshirt senior campaign in 2013 with no career starts and began the year second on the depth chart, but moved into the starting lineup in Week 3 because of injuries and never looked back. Recorded 51 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and four sacks with one pass batted, one interception and two forced fumbles. Made his first college start -- in his 35th Stanford game -- Sept. 21 against Arizona State and had two tackles, one sack and a 25-yard interception return. Missed one game with a leg injury.
Big, well-built, projectable frame with little excess weight. Likes to play and it shows -- intense competitor. Is strong enough to anchor down and set the edge. Can neutralize the double team. Plays bigger than his size. Experienced in a pro-style, 3-4 front. Tough and durable. Good weight-room work ethic.
Has never been a full-time starter. Mechanical, robotic movement. Needs to add some more bulk and bulk strength. Minimal pass-rush ability. Marginal foot quickness -- late to the outside. Limited athletic ability to create penetration.
Round 7-Priority free agent
English-born, high-motor, developmental five-technique with intriguing growth potential. Is a bit top-heavy. Still growing into his body and learning how to use his hands. Has generated solid production from a wave role and could continue to be molded into a solid fencepost for a 3-4 front. Draws semblances to a young Brett Keisel, drafted in the seventh round by the Steelers in 2002 and has the makeup to play a long time in an unsung role occupying blockers and defending the run.