Montravius reminds me a lot of the Buffalo Bills Marcell Darius. He requires a
double team to block him on most every down. He can play more than one position
in your front four in any style of defense. Montravius in the box quickness and
quick hands make him a threat to rush the passer and his size and strength make
him a threat to shut down the running game between the tackles. He has solid
lateral agility to stretch out running plays and allow his teammates to make
tackles on or behind the line of scrimmage. Montravius has leadership qualities
through his play on the field. His draft status will depend on how much teamís
value a Defensive lineman who needs to be double teamed and triple teamed on
every down. I happen to think players like Montravius are the building blocks
for a great defense so I might value him higher than most.
Montravius will have to learn to use better leverage instead of just brute force
against the double team because double teaming him will continue at the next
level. He struggles to keep his balance against a double team because he doesnít
continue to move his feet once engaged and lacks the hand usage to fight it off.
He can play in a 1 gap defense shooting gaps and being disruptive but he will
struggle to sack quarterbacks unless he can continue to keep his balance. Most
teams will think of Montravius as a two down defensive lineman because of his
size and physical stamina and they will envision trying to keep him fresh for
all four quarters and this also could affect his draft status.
On most film Montravius is doubled and tripled teamed but once in a while (like
in the game against Ole Miss) a team will try to block him one on one, and
thatís when you can see how quick Montravius can be getting into the back field
and disrupting plays. The key for Montravius is to keep his balance and move his
feet more on the double team as well as looking more into the backfield when he
is double team to shed and make plays himself. He has to realize that brute
force is not the only tool he should have in his arsenal against double teams.
As soon as he learns that, Montravius can have the same impacting career as
Vince Wilfork has had. Vince plays on playoffs and super bowl teams, teams that
were not playoff teams before he joined themÖthink about it.