BIO: Three-year starter who saw extensive playing action as a freshman. Posted 57 tackles with 7.5 tackles for loss as a senior. Recorded only a single sack in his college career.
POSITIVES: Explosive run-stuffer in the middle of the line who can be used at tackle or on the nose. Quick off the snap, plays low to the ground and gets push up the field. Commands double teams and holds his ground against blocks. Tenacious, plays with balance and rarely off his feet. Fights with his hands, clogs the middle and gives linebackers a free shot at the ball handler. Flashes power and chases hard to get involved in the action.
NEGATIVES: Does not have a sustained burst of speed. Slow moving laterally. Wears down over the course of a game.
ANALYSIS: A consistent defender on the inside, Fields looked much improved as a senior. A wide-bodied presence, he is a one dimensional run defender yet will be very effective at the next level if placed in the proper scheme.