BIO: Part-time starter the past two seasons seeing extensive playing action every year since his freshman campaign. Posted 22/3/.5 as a senior. Career numbers of 30/7/2 came during his sophomore year.
POSITIVES: Explosive, low-to-the-ground lineman perfectly suited for the three technique. Quickly gets off the snap, drives up the field and displays explosion in a straight line. Moves well laterally, redirects to the ballcarrier and works hard to make a play.
NEGATIVES: Handled by a single blocker and must improve his hand technique. Slow locating the ball and not fast to the flanks.
ANALYSIS: A defender with adequate growth potential, Battles possesses the quickness and playing style to backup at tackle in a conventional defense.