How LSU's offense operates: Behind an offensive line that features three senior starters, the Tigers like to pound tailback Joseph Adaii and stretch the field via JaMarcus Russell's howitzer. LSU's base offensive formation is the Pro-I, but offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher will often spread...[details]
Pros: He combines size, agility and power to become a force in the middle as both a run stuffer and pass rusher. In run support, he comes off the snap quickly and plays with natural leverage that allows him to hold his ground and locate the ball. He has good instincts and has learned to handle the double team block better with the ability to gain consistent penetration in the middle. Cons: He is an extremely physical player who is a major load for one blocker to handle, but he can struggle disengaging from blockers and needs additional hand technique work to develop further in that vital area. At times, he does get wired to the blocker and fails to disengage with secondary moves. Numbers: At the Combine, he did not workout. As a senior, he recorded 44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, nine QB hurries and 4.5 sacks.