STRENGTHS: Solidly built frame with good muscle packed onto his body. Balanced athlete with controlled footwork to elude defenders in space. Light on his feet to hurdle or sidestep defenders while bursting forward. Deceiving moves and cuts to make defenders miss, using patience and vision. Packs a punch at the point of attack, brushing off contact and using a stiff arm to pick up chunk yardage. Soft hands and reliable focus as a pass catcher with 70 career catches and 7 career receiving scores (only 6 rushing scores). Physically and mentally tough blocker with good vision to seek out his target and throw his body around. Above average versatility to be a threat blocking, rushing, receiving and on special teams ? helps save a roster spot. Runs with purpose and energy. Team-first attitude with a feisty competitive spirit. Strong football intangibles and team captain.
WEAKNESSES: Only average speed and acceleration, taking him longer than ideal to reach the edge. One speed runner and won?t surprise anyone with his burst or jets. Will run indecisive at times and try to go east-west. Willing blocker and initiates contact, but struggles to sustain or consistently square. Streaky blocking technique and needs to improve his hand use. Might lack a clear position for some schemes. Consistent, but very average career production with only 18 career starts ? never had double-digit starts in any season. Strong durability concerns after tearing multiple ligaments, including his ACL, in his left knee in Oct. 2013 (surgery in Nov. 2013), putting him on the shelf for an unknown time period.