BIO: Finished with 112/5.5/1 as a senior after registering 103/9/1 the prior year. Bench presses 470 pounds and had a terrific Combine workout.
POSITIVES: Undersized but competitive linebacker who always gets involved in the play. Quick filling the gaps, redirects to the action well and immediately alters his angle of attack. Pursues with speed from the backside and flies around the ball. Gets depth in pass coverage and makes plays in every direction.
NEGATIVES: Slow adjusting off the initial block, gets caught up in the trash moving laterally and lacks body control. Quick coming up the field and over pursues the action.
ANALYSIS: Physically gifted for the college level, Joe is a bit small for any linebacker position in the NFL. Possesses the athletic numbers to make a move to safety or could play the weak-side in a three-four system.