Biography: Two-year starter who also saw action with the first team as a freshman. Awarded varying degrees of All-American and All-Conference honors since his freshman season. Totals last season included 48/23.5/7, after 35/14/4.5 as a junior.
Positives: Explosive one-gap tackle who makes plays in every direction of the field. Gets off the snap with a great first step, plays with tremendous quickness and suddenness. Built low to the ground, he gets leverage on opponents and displays power in his lower body. Keeps his feet moving on contact, constantly get penetration up the field and tough to handle. Displays an array of moves with his hands getting off blocks and nicely redirects the ball-handler. Doubled by opponents yet breaks through, constantly getting penetration behind the line of scrimmage.
Negatives: Lacks great bulk and seems to wear down over the course of the game. Will be engulfed by larger opponents.
Analysis: Price is a disruptive force and makes a difference up front. Lacks the great growth potential, yet his quickness, ability to play with leverage, and skills moving in any direction of the field would make him perfect as a three technique lineman.
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