Three year starter voted All-American and
All-Conference choice the past two seasons.
Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior with 81
tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and 8.0 sacks in twelve games.
Posted 64/17/14 as a junior after 61 tackles in 2000.
Tough, hard-working defender but a 'tweener
for the next level. Breaks down
well, plays low with leverage and works hard.
Displays a good head for the game, disciplined and stays with his
assignments. Wraps up tackling and
strong at the point of attack. Stood
up over tackle or lined up in a three-point stance with equal effectiveness.
Not explosive off the snap, lacks the quick,
fluid change of direction and is slow shedding blocks once engaged with
opponents. Would not be considered
a great edge rusher as he does not display top speed off the corner.
Analysis: Lack of height may limit his growth potential and he's a little slow to be moved to outside linebacker. Could find a home in a three-four scheme over tackle.