School: San Jose State | Position: DT | Height: 6044 | Weight: 290 | Forty: 5.07 | Class: 2015

Hometown: Pleasant Hill, CA| Year: Senior | Dob: 5/21/92 | Projection: 6th Round | Pro Comparison:  Lou Benfatti

PROS

  • Can create pressure from the interior of the line. Overpowers smaller sized lineman—relies heavily upon his strength
  • Mobile. Does a good job of disengaging and shedding blocks to make the tackle.
  • Versatile. Will line up at defensive end at times. Team has flip-flopped between 4-3/3-4 defensive schemes. Also has experience as long snapper.
  • Four-year starter and team captain.

CONS

  • Lackluster first step—can be leveraged very easily by bigger lineman off the snap of the ball.
  • Needs to develop a bigger variety of pass-rush moves and improve handwork against pass blocking.

NOTES

  • Longtime NFL/college coach Greg Robinson takes over as his defensive coordinator in 2014.
  • Numerous All-Academic Selections.

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