The Good: A well-built, physical offensive lineman with good power and girth in his base. Snaps and steps quickly and does a nice job getting into defenders. Has a powerful punch and jolts defenders off the line. Drives his legs through contact and gets his hands inside at the point of attack. Shows natural short-area quickness and plays with a nasty mean streak. The Bad: Is only an average athlete inside and struggles at times redirecting in space against explosive D-linemen. Occasionally gets too aggressive and has a tendency to lunge into blocks, causing him to lose balance and technique
Positives: Naturally big-boned - has long arms, big hands, broad shoulders and a very good frame. Trained hands-fighter. Plays smart. Very tough and extremely competitive. Takes pride in finishing blocks. Drives through contact and will grind defenders into the ground. Plays to the whistle with intensity. Understands angles. Aggressive on the second level and flashes some nastiness. Has an edge. Very good weight-room worker. Has been very durable and dependable. Possesses extraordinary flexibility for a big man, as he is able to do the splits. Negatives: Not an explosive drive blocker and needs some momentum to generate movement. Too often lunges and overextends and winds up on the ground more than he should looking for the kill shot. Lacks great core functional strength and power in his punch. Can be overly aggressive and play out of control. Limited body control - loses balance and is not quick redirecting to more athletic defenders. Struggles to connect with moving targets. Does not have great recovery speed. Summary: Played as well as any center at the Senior Bowl and possesses the natural girth, toughness, determination and finishing power to step into a starting lineup readily and contribute. Showed he could be effective at guard and could match up against size. Has a chance to be the first center drafted. Grade: Second-to-third-round talent.