Had a lot of fun playing at the level of competition he was faced with. He showed comfort in the pocket, but a lot of his play-action was more toying with the defense and gambling away field position with long drops back, running 10 to 20 yards in reverse to keep the play alive. That type of play is encouraged where he is playing, but it’s unrealistic to think that will work against such one athlete. He does show an inept ability to anticipate his receiver’s release and deliver a catchable ball. He has a short wind-up and delivery. He only drops the ball below his pec when he’s gearing up for a deep ball. His lower half has a lot of room for growth. Hip motion currently lacks torque to utilize all of the arm strength he could have under the surface. A quarterback’s coach should be excited to get a guy that has some of the unteachable traits secured such as touch and previously sated, anticipation.
The football awareness is on display while watching the film on this defensive lineman. He played a majority of his snaps as a defensive end. Skills are more suited for the interior mainly due to the lack of speed to beat the tackles at the next level. He barely acknowledges the guard and maintains eye contact on the play developing and tracking down the ball. A slap or rip to disengage while following the play to find an opportunity to disrupt the coordinator’s intentions.
A touch thrower. Upper body mechanics are encouraging. His standard delivery is quick arm rotation leveled with shoulders. Repeating mechanics. The arm slot will change to fit the ball into tighter holes which signifies confidence but also carries risk. The waste below has a lot more inconsistencies. The first thing you will notice is that when he sets his feet, he bends his knees outward as if he’s sitting on a stool and then winds up his throw. The Upper and lower body are very out of sync. Hip rotation comes and goes. Certainly confident in his and his receiver’s ability to throw the deep ball. Guilty of throwing off his back foot trying to put a little extra into his throws. He allows his receivers to make a play in one on one matchups by lobbing the ball up for a 50/50 play.
Disruptive in the backfield by winning pad level against tackles and pursuing the ball with aggression and relentlessness. He was constant anxiety about the quarterbacks trying to evade his grasp. His activity at the line of scrimmage makes interior runs messy and at the very least, slows the runner down for his oncoming teammates.
At 6’4 and 330 pounds, No doubt he has found a home on the gridiron. given that he’s still learning how to play the game, Form and footwork for both positions have a long way to go before he can be considered a division one player. His most enticing trait thus far is size. He has the instinctive aggression necessary better suited for the defensive side of the ball. The rest will need an adequate teacher to develop the big body into a football player.