Honored as the 2013 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and also appeared on the All-Conference First Team ... Paced the nation with 1.12 sacks per game en route to 14.5 total quarterback takedowns in 2013 ... Registered 42 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles as a senior ... Made 29 total stops, seven for loss and four sacks as a junior ... Moved from quarterback to defensive end with a stop at linebacker in between during the course of collegiate career ... Has broad shoulders and long arms to go along with tremendous athleticism ... Uses raw power to bull rush opponents into the pocket ... Plays with alertness which helps locate the ball quickly ... Pursues the ball downfield effectively and uses a secure approach to tackling ... Struggles against double teams ... Usually has either an advantage in quickness or power over the opposition ... May not possess enough straight line speed to excel at the next level ... Viewed as a hybrid defender who will be an asset in any scheme.
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