Injury History: Torn Labrum (2019)
Games Evaluated: 2019 Vs: Georgia 2018 Vs: Vanderbilt
Report By: Peter Vandeventer
The Fighting Irish product has good length and size combined with strong hand placement to both go through and around lineman. He does a good job with hand placement and leverage against the run. Showed improvement from '19 to '19 in terms of hand usage and frequency of shedding blocks. Played last part of '19 season through a torn labrum which shows how tough he is. Despite being slow at times, he still finds his way around the ball at all times. His first step is solid but can really improve if he can get out of stance quicker. Has some versatility as he can slide inside on obvious passing downs.
He has issues with getting out of stance, which depleted his ability to create explosiveness. This created issues with him not getting a step on the offensive lineman which didn't allow him to manufactory space as the same rate he could. Looks to be in a constant jog/run and doesn't show a second gear. Not a complete tackler as he often doesn't put himself in a great position to make plays despite being situated well.
Khalid Kareem is a seasoned pass rusher out of Notre Dame who is a high-level character and leader. Whatever team he goes to, he will step in and help build a culture. On the field, he needs to develop more quickness and a higher play speed in order to stay on the field. Fits well in a 4-3 scheme and will land late 3rd or early 4th. Will be a rotational player but can develop into a starter within a few seasons.