The Virginia prep was a three-sport athlete, lettering in football, basketball and track. Redshirted in 2009. Saw action in only three games in 2010, including a start at defensive end in his first game because of a stinger injury. Recorded nine tackles, three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. In 2011, he had 32 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks with one forced fumble in eight starts (started the first three games and the final five contests). Missed three midseason games with an arm injury. Led the Spiders in tackles for loss in 2012 after posting 45 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks with five batted passes and one forced fumble in 11 starts. Finished his Richmond career in 2013, logging 56 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks with three pass breakups in 10 starts at defensive tackle. Injured his left ankle against Gardner-Webb and missed the next two games. Team captain. Strained his hamstring running his first 40 at the combine.
Very good body length. Flashes some violence in his hands. Strong tackler. Very good 10-yard split time (1.68 seconds) at the combine, where he also did 31 bench-press reps.
Average playing speed and burst. Comes off the ball upright and stays blocked. Very inconsistent pad level. Late to locate and find the ball. Too easily controlled. His 7.93-second 3-cone drill was among the worst by defensive tackles at the combine.
Priority free agent
Strong, stiff, developmental five-technique who showed improvement as a senior but must learn how to play with more consistent pad level to have a chance.