If you can see this refresh the page to see the embedded tweet.
Looks like a nice Grad Transfer pickup for Mercer. Stats from MiamiU seem to indicate he was a regularly-playing backup at LB as a R-FR & at DE for the next 2 years. At 6-1/245, he was probably viewed as a “Tweener” in the MAC. Looking at his MiamiU highlights, I think he likes playing with his hand on the ground, so I imagine we’ll see him as a DE in Mercer’s 3-4 alignment. That said, I believe he could also play the OLB role for Mercer as the similarly-sized Kyle Williams did for the Bears for 4 years. Also, I may be committing SoCon blasphemy here, but when I look at these highlights, the comparison that comes to my mind - in terms of speed, aggressiveness, and ‘motor’ - is Davis Tull, former Chatt. DE, who was 3-time SoCon DPOY. Hope that lofty comparison doesn’t ‘jinx’ him.