He could rush with speed, but it’s not like he was 230 pounds. I forgot about Maggitt (230) and he was flying around the edge. But Barnett ran through some people. There was some guy who played for the 49ers as an OLB in the mid-00s too.
I just think Crouch and Ojulari and Harrison are the beginning of generations of great pass-rushers.
He’s not just running around the outside from a wide 9 technique, he is knifing inside, getting leverage, and blowing running plays up in the backfield. That’s a great use of functional strength for a guy who will still put on another 30-40 pounds.
When I first saw his measurable (mainly weight) I thought he'd just be an out side linebacker / pass rusher. But when his strength he could play 3-4 DE at 250-260. Theres not doubt he'll get there. If he can get to 270 and keep speed he'll be an All-American. He looks like he has the frame to do it.
I had no idea how good this kid was.He plays with great pad level and his get off is great already. He was coming just as hard in the 4th quarter as the first. This despite playing both ways all night.I dont care what star rating this kid is.We have ourselves a football player.
This kid is going to have a great year. I can see him going to an All American game and get bumped to a 5 Star or really high 4 Star , sorta like Kyle Phillips, granted I think Phillips was ranked higher at this point.