All-Conference selection as a senior leading the team in tackles totaling 127/1/.5/1/7. Registered 102 tackles as a junior after 92 his sophomore season when he broke into the starting lineup. Tore cartilage in his right knee at the end of his senior season, which kept him on the sidelines late in the year.
Tough, run defending linebacker best in a small area. Quick reading or anticipating the action, strong at the point of attack and a hard hitter that easily brings opponents down on initial contact. Holds his ground against bigger offensive lineman, physical and really likes to mix it up. Vastly improved his pass cover skills last season and was less apt to bite on play-action passes or get caught out of position but still lacks range, limited to a small area and lacks a burst of speed moving in any direction. Does not redirect well, ducks his head and misses. Not explosive or quick moving up the field to fill the gaps in run defense either. Two-down defender who does not play well in space and is slow by definition. Late Seventh Round.