—A nose tackle prospect with a massive wingspan (81 ¼") and hands (10 ¾").
—Excellent field strength to stack up blockers and anchor against the run.
—Absorbs blocks and allows his teammates to flourish. Can play in a 3-4 or 4-3 with his size and athleticism.
—Aggressive at the point of attack and doesn't back down from mauling guards.
—Two-down player who doesn't bring tools as a pass-rusher.
—Back bender who lunges into blockers and plays with his eyes on the ground too often.
—Agility is poor and doesn't allow him to be a pursuit player.
—Gets hung up on double-teams and needs to use his hands better.
—Is more of a developmental player who needs to learn hand technique and improve his body.
Kendrick Norton had a standout year as Miami rebounded onto the national stage, but scouts see a limited player who needs to continue working on his game and his conditioning. He could be a late-round steal for a team needing a nose tackle on first and second down.
GRADE: 5.75 (Round 4-5)
PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Jarran Reed, Seattle Seahawks