BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his junior and sophomore campaigns. Totals last season included 52/8/6 after 56/8.5/5.5 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Fast, undersized defensive end who projects to linebacker at the next level. Quick off the snap, immediately alters his angle of attack and displays speed in every direction. Loses little momentum when he must change direction. Shows abilities backpedal
NEGATIVES: Small at defensive end, controlled by opponents or driven off the line of scrimmage. Does not consistently chase hard to get involved in the action.
ANALYSIS: A solid athlete who has displayed a variety of skills, Applewhite has the tools to be used as a rush linebacker in the NFL. Needs time to develop his game yet offers a good degree of upside.