- BProjectionRound 3
- Hand9 ¼
- Arm31 ¾
Strong Points: Productive. Very strong and explosive. Quick and fast for 10 yards. Terrific snap reaction. Instinctive and finds the ball. Plays hard, with great physicality. Good interior pass rusher who wins with quickness. Won't get knocked off the ball and consistently makes plays vs. the run.
Weak Points: Very short arms (30 7/8"). Lacks long speed. Loses leverage because of limited reach.
The Way We See It: A transfer from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Buggs was immediately inserted into the Alabama D-line rotation, where he earned significant playtime -- and took advantage with 51 total tackles and 9 ½ sacks. He lined up both inside and outside for the Tide, showing 2-gap and outside-contain ability. Buggs wins with his power and first-step quickness, but the longer the play, the greater his disadvantage because of his short arms. Though he will lose the leverage game, he always plays hard and has coveted interior pass-rush skills. With Buggs' quickness, he might be best suited to play as a 3-tech in a 4-3 scheme or in a 1-gap, 3-4 scheme. He can also play on the nose, where he will be quicker than most anchor tackles. An early starter and good player in the right scheme, but Buggs won't fit every scheme.