Evaluation

Ruiz plays with a low pad level and explodes well. He is quick to the second level and his agility allows him to manipulate his body and make square blocks on smaller targets. He has a strong initial punch and once engaged, he drives his legs and turns the defensive play to open a hole. He retreats well in pass protection and he reads blitzes well. Adding more knee bend and getting his hands inside more are key to his development. -- Brian Dohn

Strengths

  • Body Control and Balance
  • Explosion
  • Quickness Off Ball

Areas to Improve

  • Flexibility
  • Technique