BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors every season since his freshman campaign. Saw action at both guard and tackle
for Gardner Webb.
POSITIVES: Deese has been a very good lineman on the IAA level, and he offers possibilities in the NFL as an inexpensive utility blocker
who could line up at several positions. He must improve his fundamentals, consistency, and take his game to another level
to secure a roster spot next September.
NEGATIVES: Lacks balance and does not bend his knees, which hurts his ability to finish blocks. Struggles with his footwork and not effective
blocking in space. Makes poor use of blocking angles.
ANALYSIS: Underrated college tackle who projects to guard at the next level. Displays good quickness in his overall game, adequately
adjusts to defenders and a solid position blocker who seals holes open for the running game. Stays square, fights with his
hands throughout the action, and easily controls opponents once engaged at the point of attack. Really gets after opponents
and works hard to finish blocks, flashing power as a run blocker with the ability to drive opponents off the ball.