Nicknamed "Bud," the strong-side end has added over 20 pounds to his frame. He's delivered 152 tackles with 13.5 sacks and 22.0 tackles for losses since earning a starting job in 2012. He is able to redirect with no wasted motion and demonstrates proper knee bend and balance to be effective as a bull rusher. He is slippery getting through trash and has the straight-line burst to surprise a lethargic offensive tackle. He generates a quick first step to gain penetration and the agility and balance to pressure the pocket. He is relentless in pursuit and has that first step that allows him to greatly affect pass protection coverage.
He is more effective taking the long loop off the edge to pressure the pocket that when charging up the middle. Because of his size, he is susceptible to the combo blocks and while he has good arm strength, he will struggle to shed. He has no problems vs. plays directed at him, but because of size issues, he has to remain active with his hands in order to disengage from blocks.