Positives: He is behind only J.J. Watt as the most NFL-ready defensive end in the 2011 draft. Has good enough speed to get around the edge and a great power move inside. Has the ability to get off blocks and make tackles. Gives a solid effort every play. Some have compared him to Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen.
Negatives: He's undersized for a prototypical NFL defensive end. Has a tendacy to play too high and get pushed out of plays.