"He's come from really kind of an unknown," defensive coordinator Dean Pees said. "First of all, making the team, I don't know that anybody thought early on in OTAs or when we brought him in that he'd do that. And then he shows up enough in preseason and camp to make the team, and then after that, he just works hard out there. I can't say enough good things about him. I'm really, really pleased with where he is."