He has insane mismatch length, 87" wingspan, has arms like vines 36", is long and allegedly stiff, but explosive enough to be the long jump leader in his DLine group with respectable speed and top 5 stats in the vertical jump, 40, short shuttle, with a quick 10 yd split. He's was also considered very durable and didn't miss any games in college. He has adequate strength for someone with arms as long as his.
I see him as a younger healthier cheaper replacement with upside for Jason Jones who may be able to bulk up some and become a good 4-3 base end or a mismatch situational interior pass rusher. Negatives are the tight hips and and sometime slowness with his get off after the snap. He's a more conventional 4-3 LDE presently needing to add some weight but could be a late 3rd or early 4th rd. solid value.
He's clearly not a conventionally sized DE.
Last edited by jammerhawk
on Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
Until we develop a pass rush that will cause opposing teams to be forced to scheme to defend it we will never be able to consistently take the final step. The interior rush needs improvement. The OLine clearly still needs work.
Super Bowl XLVIII Champions at last after 38 seasons. Awesome!!!