IRVING, Texas – A quick look at new defensive tackle
6-4, 315, 5.31 40-yard dash, Alabama A&M.
Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of 2011 NFL Draft
Games Studied: Carolina 2012 season against Miami, Kansas City, Atlanta, San Diego.
- Has spent time with the Dolphins and Panthers before landing on the practice squad of the Titans this season.
- Will play as a one-technique in this scheme. Might be better suited to play as an end in a 3-4 but gives you some size inside at the one.
- Is not that quick-twitch type of player that Rod Marinelli is accustomed to playing with, but his power is impressive.
- Gets more push with power and upper body strength than he does with pass rush moves. Can walk blockers back.
- Can be difficult to move at the point of attack at times. Able to hold up against double teams. Observed him holding off blocker with one arm.
- Is active when it comes to moving down the line and working toward the ball. Showed some mobility.
- Was able to redirect and change directions. Not a stiff moving player. Can play the low block and keep balance.
- Had a nice sack against the Falcons where he defeated the double team with power, collapsed the pocket on Matt Ryan.
- Was very impressed how he battled Max Unger from the Seahawks. In the plays he had, never allowed him to control him in the running game.
- There were some snaps where I thought he could have played better with his hands, and when he didn’t that got him in trouble. Would help him shed blockers better.