Shows disruptive ability to rip under blocks and pressurize the edge. Athletic knee bender who generally plays on his feet. Motor runs hot -- plays hard, keeps working to the quarterback and gives consistent effort in pursuit. Crashes hard down the line. Productive -- registered 28 sacks in junior college then piled up 27.5 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks in 18 games for the Trojans. Has a 35-inch vertical. Lives and breathes football -- has an all-business mentality and lets his play speak for itself. Coachable and football smart. Has been deployed with his hand in the dirt and as a stand-up rusher.
Lacks ideal height and has short arms -- can be neutralized by larger blockers. Needs to improve hand use and develop pass-rush moves and counters. Gets overpowered at the point of attack. Average flexibility and burst at the top of his rush. Hip stiffness shows in space. Durability has been an issue dating back to high school -- suffered ankle, shoulder and hip injuries as a senior when he was limited to five games.
Round 7-Priority free agent
Highly competitive, high-motor, hard-nosed pass rusher who wins with leverage and effort. Has 'tweener traits, but shows a knack to disrupt the backfield, and intensity and relentlessness give him a chance to carve a niche as situational, stand-up rush linebacker. Will make it difficult for coaches to cut him given his desirable makeup and passion for the game. Best tape is from 2012, as injury derailed his 2013 campaign and cost him a combine invitation.