Notes: 2009 First Team All-ACC...2009 ACC Defensive Player of the Year runner-up...Won ACC's 2008 Brian Piccolo Award as league's most courageous player...Suspended for entire 2010 season by NCAA...In 2009, finished first in the ACC and 15th in the nation in tackles for loss with 19 and second in the league and 16th in the nation with 11 sacks, while also forcing six fumbles and recording 52 total tackles...Exhibits excellent first step and quickness off the ball...Lacks consistent snap recognition, but compensates with aboveaverage physical tools...Utilizes a rare combination of flexibility and explosiveness to rush the edge and dip under the tackle...Relies heavily on solid rip move and jab-step...Must round out pass rushing technique...Weakness comes against the run...Too light to hold position and can be driven off the ball...Undisciplined play results in failure to maintain gap position and containment...Pursues well with solid lateral agility and above average straight line speed...Explosive tackler...Ability to jar the ball loose...Recovered from brain surgery to remove a benign tumor during senior season in high school...Tapped as high character individual despite suspension...Overall, gifted physical specimen.
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