Ht. 6’1 1/2″
College. Notre Dame
2018: 2 games.
2019: 13 games. 80 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 2 FF, 2 FR, 4 pass break ups
2020: 12 games. 62 tackles, 11 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 int, 3 FF, 2 FR (23 yards, TD), 3 pass break ups
Accolades. 2020 First team All-ACC, 2020 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, 2020 Butkus Award, 2020 Unanimous All-American
Injury History. Broke foot in 2018 and missed most of the season
History. Three-star ATH from Hampton, VA. Attended Bethel High, where he played Running Back, Wide Receiver, Linebacker, and Safety, as well as basketball.
Strengths: Elite athlete. Stop and start ability to run with most. Has safety feet. Elite short area quickness (backed up by 6.80 3 cone drill at combine). Excellent range and closing burst. Turnover machine, forced or recovered 10 during career. Uses his hands well, to keep himself clean. Excellent blitzer, who gains some juice when it’s dialed up. Incredible motor. Can get skinny.
Weaknesses: Needs to pack on some pounds. Inconsistent eyes, too slow to react sometimes. Inconsistent tackling. Will have trouble taking on blockers head on.
Overview: Uber athletic linebacker/hyrbid box safety, that offers three-down capability from the start. Don’t put too much thought into what his position is, and just put him on the field and let him make plays. A bit raw and undersized for a linebacker, but
Evaluation based on. Clemson 20′, Alabama 20′, Florida St. 20′
Draft Projection: Top 15 Pick
Draft Grade: 6.88
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