BIO: Posted tackling numbers of 74/15.5/7.5 last season, after 93/12.5/6.5 the prior year. Outstanding weight-room numbers include a school record 765-pound squat and a 440-pound bench press.
POSITIVES: Strong, dominant interior lineman with good upside for the next level. Gets off the snap with a terrific first step, stays low to the ground and plays with leverage. Doubled by opponents but powerful and bull rushes lineman up the field. Resilient, works his hands and displays explosion.
NEGATIVES: Gets wired in blocks, a bit stiff and better in a straight line. Played well in ‘03 but not overwhelming.
ANALYSIS: An athletic defender with top upside, Starks can be a dominant force in the middle and very much looks the part. Did not seem to play with the same fire his junior campaign as he did the previous season but still a solid prospect at a priority position.