North Dakota State
v Arizona '22; v South Dakota State '22; v Eastern Tennessee State '21
Athletic ability and moves with natural fluidity for his size and build. Moves well in space and adjusts accordingly with shorter defenders/mirror defenders that try and utilize hands well to maintain advantage setting edge and utilizing kick-slide to establish/set edge v defenders
Tendency to stay upright and bend at waist and inconsistency in hand usage leads to his sacrificing his strengths (32" arms) and his strength.
Small school standout with high upside and athletic ability. Converted tight end that transitioned to OT while at NDSU. Played both RT and LT. Frame and build would suggest playing guard at next level is where he is best suited. Should be a day one starter and will be an asset to any NFL team and a productive starter and building block to establish a strong line/upgrade a position of need. Has ability to play all five spots along the offensive line.
Very athletic offensive tackle that showcases his flexibility and agility on every play. Plays with a nastiness that is showcased in his hand usage. Nastiness using hand punch to keep blocking assignments from beating him on the edge. Has athletic ability to play at either right tackle or left tackle at the next level. Stays balanced and effectively mirrors defenders for solid protection
Big Play Ability
Movement off L.O.S.
Pull & Block Outside
Adjust in Space
Use of Hands
Sets edge effectively with solid hand useage (violent hands). Athletic ability to move to second level and be a benefit to the offense for continued blocking. Works within his reach on blocks and rarely over extends on blocking assignments. Sets the edge well and pushes edge rushers/defenders further outside away from the play.
Sets the edge on pass protection effectively and quickly. Protects on either side of the offensive line and uses his hands with a violent punch to maintain advantage on opposing deffenders. Sets his anchor well and is hard to beat when he does. Allowed 2 sacks and 14 QB hurries in five seasons (58 games). Mirrors blocking assignments and causes them to divert away from the play. Combats inside moves by diverting to other blockers.
Ability to Combat Inside Move
Competes on all plays (snap count went from 40 as a freshman to 891 in '21 and 671 in 12 games of '22 season) Effective use of hands on initial blocking assignments and can gain advantage and win outright or divert defenders away from play.
Has versatility to play either RT or LT at next level and be an asset to team in pass protection as well as run block. Can also slide inside to guard as technique improves.