BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior. Led the team in sacks as a senior with 46/10.5/10. Junior totals included 40/14/4.
POSITIVES: Athletic pass-rusher flying under the radar screen. Quick off the snap, fast off the edge and plays with good pad level. Redirects to ball carriers, wrapping up at the point. Fluid athlete effective dropping into coverage.
NEGATIVES: Controlled by opposing tight ends. Lacks size and growth potential.
ANALYSIS: A productive defender who causes problems for opposing offenses, Royal has potential as a pass-rush specialist or outside linebacker in a 34 defense.