2018: 2 games. 5 tackles
2019: 13 games. 54 tackles, 19.5 TFL, 15.5 sacks, 2 FF, 1 FR, 1 pass break up
2020: Opted out
Accolades. 2019 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, 2019 Freshmen All-American, 2019 First Team All-ACC, 2019 Second Team All-American
Injury History. Suffered season ending ankle fracture in 2018.
History. Three-star recruit from Coconut Creek, FL. Prepped at Champagnat Catholic where he played both ways (WR), and won a State title as a Senior.
Strengths. Incredibly length, looks like a prototype edge rusher. Athleticism is clear from the moment you pop in the tape. Good get off. Long strider, that can get up field in a hurry. Good lateral movement, and feet in space. Comfortable playing in a 2 or 3 point stance, as well as dropping into coverage. Tackle radius is insanely large. Ability to chase down ball carriers on the back end. Gets his hands up when he can’t get home.
Weaknesses. Only 7 career starts, and 15 games. Still learning defensive end. Eyes/processing is a work in progress. Needs to get stronger. Gets stuck on blocks, inconsistent hand usage. Plays too upright, isn’t going to be able to set the edge.
Evaluation based on. Virginia 19′, Virginia Tech 19′, Florida St 19′
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